USA Cycling block Armstrong participation in Hincapie Gran Fondo

US governing body have denied Lance Armstrong permission to ride the Gran Fondo Hincapie this weekend despite George Hincapie claiming they received authorisation "more than a month ago"

Lance Armstrong is unable to ride with is former teammates in the George Hincapie Grand Fondo in South Carolina on Saturday after USA Cycling blocked him due to his lifetime doping ban.

The Texan, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles in 2012, planned on riding with Hincapie and former US Postal/Discovery Channel cyclists.

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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.