Armstrong's former manager denies accusations
(Reuters) - Lance Armstrong's former team manager, Johan Bruyneel, has denied doping accusations made against him by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
While no-one has been charged, Bruyneel was among five people, including Armstrong, who were notified by the USADA of the allegations against them.
USADA said they had forwarded their allegations to the Anti-Doping Review Board, which would decide whether to proceed with the case.
Bruyneel was accused of conspiring in an orchestrated doping program between 1998 and 2011.
Although USADA said they had no analytical proof, they said they had taken statements from former team members, who they have not identified.
"I am dismayed that once again doping allegations have been raised against me, this time by USADA," Bruyneel said in a statement released on Friday.
"Following a Department of Justice Grand Jury investigation, no charges were filed against me.
"It cannot be right that I or anyone else can be pursued from court to court simply because our accusers do not like the decisions made along the way and so attempt to find a court which will get them the result they want."
Bruyneel served as Armstrong's team manager when the American cyclist, a cancer survivor, won the Tour de France a record seven times. Continued...