Sydney - Australian professional cycling team
Orica-GreenEDGE on Thursday sacked the disgraced Matt White as sports
director over his role in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal.
last month admitted he took drugs when he rode on the Armstrong-led US
Postal Service team from 2001 to 2003 and GreenEDGE said it was severing
ties as part of a range of initiatives to reaffirm its hardline stance
"Orica-GreenEDGE is a clean team and our commitment to
being clean has been a foundation principle of the team since the day of
its inception," team owner Gerry Ryan said in a statement in announcing
White had been sacked.
"To maintain public confidence in our
strict adherence to this principle OGE has appointed an eminent and
independent external expert to audit the rigour and effectiveness of the
team's anti-doping policies and procedures."
White was fired last
month by Cycling Australia as coordinator of the national men's road
team and is being investigated by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping
A damning report by the United States
Anti-Doping Agency in October concluded that Armstrong helped
orchestrate the most sophisticated doping programme in the history of
He was issued a life ban and stripped of his seven Tour De France titles.