The UCI covered the positive of Lance Armstrong in the year 1999

Le Monde has brought more light on the positive of Armstrong in the 1999 Tour, an episode that was already known but to which is added a fundamental nuance: the UCI helped to cover it.

 

 

Le Monde has brought more light on the positive of Lance Armstrong in the Tour de France of 1999, episode that was already known but to which is added a fundamental nuance: the International Cycling Union helped to cover it up.

 

In the first stage of 1999, the 4 of July between Montaigu and Challans, the dorsal number 181, Armstrong, underwent a control, according to the documentation provided by Le Monde. The control number of the sample, so that the process was anonymous was the 157 372. In the minutes of the control agents of the UCI, signed by Armstrong himself and his director Johan Bruyneel, in the section "medicines that are being taken", they write down "none"(the record is reproduced above).

 

This formalism is mandatory according to the regulations of the UCI to discern if a hypothetical positive is caused by a medication for which the runner has a medical prescription due to some ailment, chronic illness, allergy ...

 

The 20 of July, the French evening announced that Armstrong had tested positive for a corticoid. And the 21 day, the UCI He hastened to publish a statement according to which the Texan "presented a medical prescription" without specifying the date of it. But in the report of the controllers of the UCI itself of the 4 day that treatment was not recognized.

 

The doctor of the US Postal at that time was the Spanish Luis García del Moral, and Emma O'Reilly, Armstrong masseuse, already denounced, and corroborated in the report of the USADA, how the latter elaborated to fix it "a justification of therapeutic use" .

 

"What about the cortisone and the false date of the prescription? Is it true?" Oprah Winfrey asked Armstrong on Thursday: "Yes." What adds the information of Le Monde is that the UCI covered that positive with the false test of that recipe without date. Although Armstrong denied his connivance with the UCI of Hein Vergruggen and Pat McQuaid, the evidence is different.

 

Source: ciclismo.as.com

Photo: AFP: Patrick Kovarik

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