Lance Armstrong must cooperate fully if he wants to win back some of his reputation and help cycling recover from its drug-stained past, the head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said.
There has been speculation that Armstrong may seek to lessen his sanction in return for helping USADA's ongoing investigation into doping in cycling.
''I think it's premature (to talk about it) until he comes in and is truthful on all fronts,'' USADA chief executive Travis Tygart said in an interview with The Associated Press. ''Technically it's legally possible under the WADA code that currently exists. That said, it all depends on the assistance and the value. Certainly the value of the information is less today than it was 12 months ago or back in June of 2012 when we were bringing the case.
''And clean athletes have suffered, to a certain extent, because of his delay and his refusal to come in. That said, we're overly hopeful and we want it to happen. It ultimately would be good for the sport, wh...