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Johan Bruyneel to skip hearing

Updated: January 28, 2013, 10:16 AM ET
Associated Press

BRUSSELS -- Johan Bruyneel, Lance Armstrong's former team leader, will not appear at a hearing Tuesday to discuss his role in the doping scandal.

Belgian cycling federation prosecutor Jaak Fransen said Monday he will consider pursuing the case without Bruyneel.

"Whether this is a delay tactic or not, that I cannot say," Fransen said by phone to The Associated Press.

During a 2010 hearing, Bruyneel denied all doping allegations made by disgraced cyclist Floyd Landis against Armstrong. ...

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