Lance Armstrong's meeting with an independent panel investigating cycling's doping past was welcomed by the World Anti-Doping Agency on Friday as a positive step in getting to the bottom of the drug culture which ravaged the sport.
Cycling's governing body and the World Anti-Doping Agency have agreed an independent commission will look into the sport's drug-stained past, and Lance Armstrong will be invited to testify, UCI President Brian Cookson told The Associated Press.
The World Anti-Doping Agency called the UCI "deceitful" Tuesday for shutting down its independent doping panel and said it won't participate in an amnesty commission set up by the cycling governing body.
Cycling's governing body agreed Friday to introduce a "truth and reconciliation" commission with the World Anti-Doping Agency, effectively undermining the independent panel investigating the Lance Armstrong scandal.
The World Anti-Doping Agency announced Tuesday that it will not participate in an investigation into links that cycling's governing body allegedly had to Lance Armstrong due to "serious concerns" about the inquiry.
The World Anti-Doping Agency accepted the decision that stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles, saying Friday it was the "right and proper sanction" for the disgraced American cyclist.