Cycling VP Stephen Hodge quits over doping past

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Associated Press

Posted on October 19, 2012 at 12:02 AM

SYDNEY (AP) — Cycling Australia's vice president quit Friday after admitting to doping during his time as a pro rider.

In a letter to the CA board, Stephen Hodge said "during a stage of my career as a professional cyclist I took performance enhancing drugs — a decision I am not proud of."

CA fired road racing coordinator Matt White earlier this week after it was revealed he was involved in doping while a teammate of Lance Armstrong in 2003. The admissions follow the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's damning report into Armstrong's career.

CA President Klaus Mueller said Hodge "acted with high principle and great integrity" during his time on the board "and has been a staunch opponent of doping."

Hodge raced as pro in Europe from 1987 to 1996.

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