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Lance doctor denies charges

2012-10-17 13:29

Milan - Lance Armstrong's former physician has denied accusations that he masterminded the doping habits of the cycling great and other riders.

Dr. Michele Ferrari was banned for life in July by the US Anti-Doping Agency.

On Wednesday, Ferrari released a statement on his website in which he denies the USADA charges and tries to discredit the testimonies of key witnesses Floyd Landis, Tyler Hamilton, Christian Vande Velde, George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer and Tom Danielson.

Ferrari says that their "false accusations ... are ALL based on 'visual' testimonies," and adds that "they NEVER evoke the presence of another witness, whether between the 6 above, or other persons who may corroborate the veracity of their claims."

AP