USADA to examine Armstrong eligibility for Hincapie Gran Fondo

Anti-doping agency questioning whether Lance Armstrong should be allowed to ride former teammate's event under USA Cycling rules

The US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is looking into whether Lance Armstrong is eligible to ride the George Hincapie Gran Fondo this weekend under the rules of his current lifetime ban.

Armstrong is due to link up with former US Postal Team riders at the event on Saturday, including Hincapie, Kevin Livingston and Christian Vande Velde, but that is now in doubt as the event is officially classed as 'category F' under USA Cycling rules, therefore an official event of the national governing body.

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Richard Windsor

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Richard is digital editor of Cycling Weekly. Joining the team in 2013, Richard became editor of the website in 2014 and coordinates site content and strategy, leading the news team in coverage of the world's biggest races and working with the tech editor to deliver comprehensive buying guides, reviews, and the latest product news.

An occasional racer, Richard spends most of his time preparing for long-distance touring rides these days, or getting out to the Surrey Hills on the weekend on his Specialized Tarmac SL6 (with an obligatory pub stop of course).