The first public hearing into the Lance Armstrong doping scandal descended into sharp exchanges Friday over the lack of disclosure of documents by the sport's governing body.
An independent panel was set up by the UCI to investigate accusations that its leaders covered up suspicious doping tests given by Armstrong during his 1999-2005 run of Tour de France victories and unethically accepted donations from him totaling $125,000.
The three-person panel expressed fears Friday that the process, which was expected to produce a report by June, is being stalled.
''It just amazes me that we have had absolutely no documents whatsoever,'' former British Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson said to the UCI's lawyer. ''When are we going to get the ... files?''
Ian Mill, representing the UCI, said the ''entire process has been derailed'' because the panel is demanding a truth-and-reconciliation process and amnesty to encourage witnesses to come forward with doping information without fear of retr...