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Wiggins gets 2009 TDF bronze

2012-10-29 21:52

Aigle, Switzerland - Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins has been awarded third place in the 2009 race by the International Cycling Union in the fallout from the removal of Lance Armstrong from the sport's record books for doping.

The UCI ruled last week that Armstrong's seven straight Tour wins from 1999 to 2005 wouldn't be reallocated unlike those from his comeback years after the American chose not to fight the US Anti-Doping Agency's doping evidence.

The UCI told The Associated Press on Monday that Wiggins has risen one spot to replace Armstrong as the third-place finisher in 2009.

USADA recently reported extensive evidence that Armstrong used performance-enhancing drugs during all seven Tour victories. The UCI accepted the sanctions, included stripping Armstrong of his titles.

AP

Comments
  • cobus123456 - 2012-10-29 22:14

    UCI is idiots. With every statement they are just showing us more and more how stupid they really are. Id Lance was not caught on the spot for doping how can they now 3 years later do this. If a F1 team is caught cheating they are stripped then of their points not 2 years back's race points. Dom koppe

  • justin.schonegevel - 2012-10-29 23:02

    I think he needs to be tested too! Can't get that good and keep it!

      fdlouw - 2012-10-30 07:39

      He gets tested, hundreds of times, and every single time he ends up on a podium. He has to inform the authorities where he is every time he leaves for some place. He puts in more hard work than anybody, go look at his preparation. And then he peaks at just the right time. The rest of the year he is just there in a supporting role.

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