12 Jul 2012

USADA gives Armstrong 30-day extension

11:52 am on 12 July 2012

The US Anti-Doping Agency has given Lance Armstrong a 30-day extension to contest the doping conspiracy charges against him while he pursues a lawsuit against USADA.

The seven times Tour de France champion has filed a lawsuit in the US District Court aimed at preventing USADA from proceeding with its charges or imposing any sanction on him.

Armstrong could be stripped of his titles if he's found guilty of being part of a doping conspiracy from 1999 to 2005, the years he won the Tour de France.

But he claims USADA's chief executive Travis Tygart has a vendetta against him, and he maintains the agency doesn't have the jurisdiction to bring the charges against him.