Armstrong nixed from Ironman France amid new doping charges

advertisement | advertise on newsday

THE BRONX - Lance Armstrong has been nixed from this month's Ironman France triathlon after new doping charges were filed against him.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency accused the cycling great of using performance-enhancing drugs and threatened to strip him of his seven Tour de France victories. He also faces a lifetime ban from the sport if he's found guilty.

Armstrong released a statement saying, "I have never doped, and, unlike many of my accusers, I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no spike in performance, passed more than 500 drugs tests and never failed one."

Subscribe to Newsday’s sports newsletter for stories, photos and videos about your favorite New York teams plus national sports news and events.

Comments now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: