UCI asks national federations to investigate cyclists accused by Floyd Landis
The UCI has asked national federations to investigate charges against cyclists and team management who Floyd Landis has named in accusatory emails sent to officials last week.
The Swiss-based international union has asked the Australian federation to investigate Matt White, Belgium’s to investigate Johan Bruyneel, the French cycling federation to investigate the charges against John Lelangue and the Candian Federation to review Landis’ charges against Michael Barry.
The UCI said the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has already begun an investigation of Americans Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer, Jim Ochowicz and David Zabriskie.
“The UCI’s request is aimed at establishing, in an objective manner, whether or not events potentially constituting a breach of the Anti-Doping Rules occurred,” a UCI press release said.
“This does not in any way imply that the UCI considers the allegations made by Mr. Landis to have any basis.”