UCI urged to fully fund probe of Armstrong links

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Associated Press

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 5:02 AM

GENEVA (AP) — Former International Cycling Union board member Sylvia Schenk says the governing body must give enough resources for an independent commission to investigate allegations raised in the Lance Armstrong doping case.

Schenk, the sports adviser for anti-corruption experts Transparency International, says the panel "must outsource some of the things that need to be done."

The UCI wants the commission to examine claims including that Armstrong donated $125,000 in exchange for covering up suspicious doping tests.

The UCI will announce next week which "independent sports body" will nominate the investigation panel members.

Schenk says the Court of Arbitration for Sport is the best candidate.

She says the panel needs experts in sports law, anti-doping and investigations, and cycling representatives could include a national federation president, race organizer and a female rider.

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