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UCI head defends link to Lance team

Updated: January 17, 2013, 9:45 AM ET
Associated Press

WENGEN, Switzerland -- The former president of cycling's governing body says there was no conflict of interest when he invested in a brokerage account later linked to Lance Armstrong's team owner.

It was "cynical" for U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart to suggest to The Wall Street Journal that the business relationship "stinks to high heaven," Hein Verbruggen told The Associated Press on Thursday.

"Nothing illegal has happened, or ever did. The comments of Mr. Tygart, I would ...

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