Another Former Armstrong Teammate Admits to Doping
OSLO, Norway (AP) - Another former teammate of Lance Armstrong has admitted using banned performance-enhancing substances.
Norwegian rider Steffen Kjaergaard told reporters in Oslo that he had used EPO and cortisone.
Kjaergaard rode with Armstrong in the U.S. Postal Service team in 2000 and 2001. He says he wasn't aware of any of his teammates using banned substances, "but I assume there were others."
On Monday, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles by the International Cycling Union.
Cycling is mired in a crisis caused by the Lance Armstrong doping affair and its world governing body faces a hard climb to regain credibility.
Still, International Cycling Union President Pat McQuaid says it can succeed despite the doubts of many in the sport.
McQuaid tells The Associated Press that "by the decisions we have taken ... it has given us the moral authority" to lead.
On Monday, the UCI accepted sanctions that banned Armstrong for life and stripped his seven Tour de France titles, plus all other race results since August 1998.
McQuaid will lead a UCI meeting on Friday to help shape cycling's future.
The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency says cycling's world body will not regain credibility until officials who presided over the drug-tainted Lance Armstrong-era are removed from the sport.
WADA President John Fahey told Australia's Fox Sports that the UCI had to "take the blinkers off" and examine its own past following its move Monday stripping Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles.
Fahey said the UCI should ask itself "are those same people still in the sport and can they proceed forward with those people remaining? I don't think there's any credibility if they don't do that."
He said "everyone" doped during the Armstrong era and the UCI had to address how such widespread doping went undetected.
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