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Aug 4, 2012 6:57 PM by Jordan Mason

UCI pushes to take over Armstrong case

NEW YORK (AP) - Cycling's international governing body is pressing its case for jurisdiction over the doping case against Lance Armstrong.

In a statement released Saturday, the International Cycling Union (UCI) argues that it - and not the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency - is the authority that should handle the Armstrong case. USADA officials disagree, and say that with so much corruption in cycling, UCI has a strong motivation not to reveal the truth.

USADA has accused Armstrong of performance-enhancing drug use throughout his career, from his seven Tour de France victories from 1999-2005 through his comeback a few years ago. Armstrong vehemently denies the charges and says the USADA arbitration process is unfair.

Armstrong could lose his Tour titles if he is found to have doped.

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