Lance Armstrong’s seven Tour de France titles could be jeopardized by the doping allegations made by two former cycling teammates even if Armstrong avoids a federal indictment or prosecution, according to people involved in the anti-doping movement and legal precedent.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has already been in discussions with the attorney for Tyler Hamilton, who told the CBS News program “60 Minutes” that he received banned drugs from Armstrong and saw him using performance-enhancing drugs on a number of occasions.
USADA, which has a long history of prosecuting athletes who haven’t tested positive when other evidence becomes available, interviewed Floyd Landis when he became the first athlete to say publicly he witnessed drug use by Armstrong last May. After Landis made the allegations, the agency formally opened a wide-ranging investigation into doping in cycling.
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