Saturday, October 13, 2012
GreenEDGE team director quits, admits doping role
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Former cyclist Matt White has quit as team director of the Australian pro cycling team Orica-GreenEDGE after admitting his involvement in doping while riding with Lance Armstrong's U.S. Postal Service team.
White also resigned his roles as Cycling Australia's professional men's road coordinator and team selector after releasing a statement in which he admitted and apologized for his doping activities.
His admission followed revelations by Australia's Fairfax Media that White was the anonymous "Rider 9" mentioned in a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency affidavit from former Armstrong teammate Floyd Landis regarding performance-enhancing drug use.
GreenEDGE expressed its support for White but he later released a statement saying: "I am sad to say that I was part of a team where doping formed part of the team's strategy, and I too was involved in that strategy."