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Lance Armstrong lawyer blasts anti-doping agency as "biased"


Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong attends the Paris Roubaix cycling race on April 8, 2012, in Paris.


Bryn Lennon

Lance Armstrong might not be fighting the US Anti-Doping Agency anymore, but his lawyer still has a few choice words about the cycling champion’s fate.

Tim Herman accused USADA of relying on “biased” evidence and acting as “prosecutor, judge, jury, appellate court and executioner,” The Associated Press reported.

Herman sent a five-page letter to USADA as it prepares to submit a report about Armstrong to the International Cycling Union (UCI) this week.

He suggested USADA is cherry picking evidence rather than providing UCI with all the facts, the AP reported.

Armstrong announced on August 23 that he would no longer fight USADA’s accusations despite his hundreds of clean drug tests.

Based on testimony from “more than a dozen witnesses,” USADA stripped Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and banned him from competitions.

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“Any time we have overwhelming proof of doping, our mandate is to initiate the case through the process and see it to conclusion as was done in this case,” USADA CEO Travis Tygart said in August.

Earlier this year, Armstrong lost a court case challenging USADA’s authority in the matter.

The 41-year-old Plano, Texas native then announced he would not pursue the arbitration process.

When USADA issues its report, it will also make evidence against Armstrong public.

Former teammates accuse Armstrong of coordinating and masterminding doping regimes.

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