Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Trump: Fake News And Unnamed Sources

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump Administration, Trukey Crackdown, French Presidential Race (part 1)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Trump Administration, Trukey Crackdown, French Presidential Race (part 2)

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Aux Champs-Elysées: The story behind France's most famous avenue

Read more

#TECH 24

Foosball gets its own social network

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

Inlays and veneers: The art of French cabinetmaking

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

How should companies respond to a Trump Twitter attack?

Read more

#THE 51%

Trump abortion funding ban: Europe tries to fill the breach

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: India’s Kuki people, possible descendants of one of Israel's lost tribes

Read more

Armstrong tweets about unexpected anti-doping control

Latest update : 2009-03-17

Using the information sharing site Twitter as a means of communication, seven-times Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong, training in Nice, told web users that he had been subjected to his 24th doping control since August 2008.

AFP - American Lance Armstrong said Tuesday he was subjected to his 24th anti-doping control since August 2008, a month before he officially announced his comeback to professional road cycling.
  
The seven-time Tour de France winner is training in Nice ahead of this weekend's Milan-San Remo race, the opening one-day classic of the season and one of only five one-day 'monuments' on cycling's historic calendar.
  
The 37-year-old Armstrong, communicating by Twitter, said in a posted message that he received a visit by French anti-doping authorities who took urine, blood and hair samples.
  
Armstrong, the yellow jersey champion from 1999-2005, added in the message it was the 24th anti-doping control since his decision to return to the peloton after a three-and-a-half year hiatus.

Date created : 2009-03-17

COMMENT(S)