Travis Tygart denies Lance Armstrong 'witch hunt' claims

Following Pat McQuaid's accusation of Lance Armstrong being subjected to a witch hunt, USADA chief Travis Tygart says both parties had the chance to appeal

Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong at the 2003 Tour de France (Watson)

(Image credit: Graham Watson)

The chief executive of the US Anti-Doping Agency has dismissed claims that Lance Armstrong was the subject of a “witch hunt” when he was banned from cycling for life.

The accusation was made by former UCI president, Pat McQuaid, on BBC Radio 5 Live after Armstrong gave an interview to the corporation - two years after his doping confession.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.