LOS ANGELES (AP) —   The Associated Press has learned that the director of the Swiss anti-doping laboratory informed federal authorities last fall that Lance Armstrong’s test results from the 2001 Tour de Suisse were “suspicious” and “consistent with EPO use.”

Martial Saugy made the statement in September.

The revelation came to light Wednesday as attorneys for Armstrong demanded an on-air apology from CBS’ “60 Minutes” for its recent report raising questions about whether the Austin cycling great used banned substances.

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Comments (2)
  1. Onclewillie says:

    “suspicious”? Either it is or it isn’t. If he failed, why didn’t the race directors throw him out of the race? He was an elite racer with two Tour de France wins under his belt but still not the legend. Other major tour winners had been called out on faulty tests and there was no reason, at that time, to even consider a pass for Armstrong. If he failed, he failed but suspicious is not a fail. Sounds like more of the same nonsense without actually proving something.

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