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UCI defends warnings to riders

Updated: January 23, 2013, 8:23 AM ET
Associated Press

GENEVA -- Former International Cycling Union president Hein Verbruggen defended the governing body's doping policy during the Lance Armstrong era, and said it acted appropriately when it informed riders about suspicious test results.

Verbruggen, who headed the UCI during Armstrong's domination of the Tour de France, said the federation's policy was part of a "two-pronged attack" on doping at a time when it had an "impressive" record of catching drug cheats.

"It used to be the UCI's ...

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