Originally written on No Guts, No Glory  |  Last updated 9/27/14

25 Jul 1999: (Left-Right) Erik Zabel of Germany (green jersey), Lance Armstrong of USA (yellow jersey and winner) and Richard Virenque of France (red spots) after stage 20 of the 1999 Tour de France between Jonzac and Futuroscope, France. \ Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsport
Just when we thought that the allegations against Lance Armstrong were ancient history, we get word that the USDA has hit Armstrong with brand new charges. Armstrong has been able to withstand the questioning of his seven Tour de France titles while being implicated by both Floyd Landis and Tyler Hamilton. But from the looks of these news charges, it may be tough for Armstrong to hold onto those Tour de France titles. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency brought formal doping charges against former cyclist Lance Armstrong in an action that could cost him his seven Tour de France titles, according to a letter sent to Armstrong and several others Tuesday. In the 15-page charging letter obtained by The Post, USADA made previously unpublicized allegations against Armstrong, alleging it collected blood samples from Armstrong in 2009 and 2010 that were “fully consistent with blood ma¬nipu¬la¬tion including EPO use and/or blood transfusions.” USADA’s letter, dated June 12, alleges that Armstrong ...
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