Former Armstrong team manager declares innocence

Former Armstrong team manager declares innocence

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Seven times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong attended the 2012 Paris Roubaix cycle race from Compiegne to Roubaix.

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Associated Press

Posted on June 15, 2012 at 11:59 AM

AUSTIN (AP) - The team manager behind Lance Armstrong's seven consecutive Tour de France victories says he's innocent of doping charges raised by U.S. officials.

Johan Bruyneel is currently manager of the RadioShack-Nissan-Trek team. In a statement he posted Friday on his website and Twitter, Bruyneel says he never participated in any doping activities and is dismayed by the charges.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is accusing Armstrong, Bruyneel and several others connected to the teams of participating in a doping conspiracy. Bruyneel's statement does not mention Armstrong or the others.

Armstrong insists he is innocent.

Bruyneel says he will cooperate with the USADA investigation but is confident he and the others will be cleared of wrongdoing.

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