'Former dopers have no place in the sport of cycling' says UCI boss

New UCI president David Lappartient says that anyone with a history of doping has no place in professional cycling – which draws a reaction from Lance Armstrong

UCI president David Lappartient has drawn criticism after saying that former drug cheats have no place working in cycling.

The Frenchman won the presidency over incumbent Brian Cookson in September. His comments followed questions about Bjarne Riis beginning a new team and Alexandre Vinokourov's Astana team.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.