Australian Sports Anti-Doping authority asked to investigate cyclist

15:29, May 27, 2010      

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Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) on Thursday has been asked to investigate former road racer Matt White about doping claims made by cyclist Floyd Landis.

White was among cyclists or officials claimed by Landis to have been involved in doping.

Cycling Australia said it was aware of Landis' allegations.

"Cycling Australia is aware of the allegations made by Floyd Landis both in the media and through correspondence from the International Cycling Union," chief executive officer Graham Fredericks said on Thursday.

"As a result we have referred the matter to the Australian Sport Anti-Doping Authority as the appropriate agency to deal with the matter."

The International Cycling Union (UCI) has asked Australia and three other countries to investigate riders and officials based on Landis' claims.

The UCI said the investigations concerned White, U.S. long-time team manager of Lance Armstrong, Johan Bruyneel from Belgium, Canada's Michael Barry and France's John Lelangue to establish if they broke anti-doping rules.

The probes did not imply the UCI believed Landis' accusations, ASADA said.

Specific allegations have not been publicly detailed against White.


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