WADA says doping probe will begin shortly
Cycling is weeks away from setting up an independent commission to investigate cycling's drug-stained past, World Anti-Doping Agency President John Fahey said.
Tour de France titles last year, to have his case re-opened and his ban reduced for cooperating with the commission. Armstrong's intention to seek a reduction in his ban from all organized sport has been the subject of major speculation with the disgraced American rider intimating in interviews that he would be willing to cooperate in return for leniency.
"As far as I'm concerned it's (Armstrong's case) done and dusted," Fahey said. "Armstrong did what he did. We all know what that is. He did not cooperate, he did not defend the charges that USADA put out there last year and he was dealt with in a proper process."
Fahey said the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency case against Armstrong and his eventual life ban were "irrefutable" and repeated the standpoint of USDADA chief executive Travis Tygart, who has questioned the "value" of Armstrong's testimony over a year after the case was brought against him.