The RadioShack-Nissan team severed ties Friday with Lance Armstrong's former manager Johan Bruyneel after he was singled out as a central figure in the former Tour de France champion's doping program.
The team said the decision was by ''mutual agreement,'' adding that Bruyneel ''can no longer direct the team in an efficient and comfortable way.''
''His departure is desirable to ensure the serenity and cohesiveness within the team,'' RadioShack said in a statement.
The announcement came two days after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's damning report on Armstrong exposed the doping program within the U.S. Postal Service team that Bruyneel managed when Armstrong rode to seven straight Tour de France victories from 1999-05.
''In light of these testimonies, both parties feel it is necessary to make this decision,'' RadioShack said.
Bruyneel, who was general manager of the team, has his own legal battle with USADA and has chosen to go to arbitration to fight charges that he led doping pr...