The head of Switzerland's anti-doping laboratory described as ''nonsense'' claims by U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart that he helped Lance Armstrong avoid being caught for doping.
Lab director Martial Saugy called a news conference Friday to answer accusations by Tygart that he provided Armstrong with information on how to avoid detection for use of the blood-boosting drug EPO.
Tygart told the U.S. television program ''60 Minutes Sports'' on Wednesday that Saugy acknowledged to him that he gave Armstrong and his team manager, Johan Bruyneel, ''the keys to beating EPO tests'' before the 2002 Tour de France.
''The answer is clear: It's `No,''' Saugy said Friday, adding he was ''surprised'' by the claim. ''I would like to ask him (Tygart), really personally, why did he say that, because personally it was not the case.''
Saugy suggested that Tygart had ''deficiencies'' in his recollection of their discussion in Moscow in 2010 soon after U.S. federal investigators opened a p...