The decision to remove Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France titles and all the results given by the 1st August 1998, does not comply with anti-doping rules in the statute of limitations, according to law professor Antonio Rigozzi doping University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland. |
Rigozzi suggests that the rules are applied on the basis of politics, not before, and said that the UCI has lost its credibility, and decided to support the decision to strip his Tour titles USADA Armstrong. 2012 Discount Cycling Jerseys
"The case is definitely unique in its size, but it is not a reason not to apply or ignore the rules (anti-doping), as we have seen," he told the AFP Rigozzi.
The standard eight-year doping rule violations may be extended, as in the case of Armstrong, because the former Tour winner has not cooperated with authorities, USADA CEO Travis Tygart said of the end of August .
"[If Armstrong had] come in and been honest, then the test is that the law [prescription] should apply," said Tygart USA Today.
If Armstrong has collaborated with USADA at the time he was charged, he may have been only lost the titles in 2004 and 2005, the eight-year period may be extended when crimes are covered-up. cycling kits Evidence in USADA reasoned decision and findings of systematic doping U.S. Postal: normal limits were not applied. These doping rule violations are fraudulent, according Tygart.
There are other people involved in the Armstrong case that have not been stripped of their results and that is cause for concern, said another lawyer Alexis Schoeb Swiss sports. Garmin-Sharp drivers Christian Vande Velde, David Zabriskie and Tom Danielson admitted to doping during their career and received bans six months, and their performance to date.
"We focus exclusively on him and we accept in exchange for testimony favorable to the file, you have a number of other athletes spared by tsunami," said Schoeb.
"For some, we apply the rules and Armstrong are not. It is a bit of weights and measures. "
Schoeb added that would be appropriate for the case of Armstrong to go through the judicial system so that appropriate legal judgment and previous next could be implemented.
"At present, there are too many gray areas. Monton Brand Debate on the matter is positive because it gives us the opportunity to make things happen and invites us to question the business of sports, "said Schoeb.
Every call is now in the hands of the World Anti-Doping Agency, which seems unlikely to appeal the decision of the UCI and USADA after saying "the process followed by the USADA any time in respect appropriate and prudent, and with the world Anti-Doping Code (Code) ", but the professor Rigozzi contends that the action should take place.
"Their [AMA] The goal should not be to have beliefs at all costs, but only those decisions in accordance with the applicable standard.
"If the AMA does not call its legitimacy suffer. Their role should be to investigate the case for both the prosecution and the defense."
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