Armstrong denies new charges
Lance Armstrong has reacted angrily to fresh charges brought against him by the US Anti-Doping Agency.
The latest reports have claimed that the charges relate to doping which started in 1998 and continued all the way through to 2011.
The 40-year-old has been banned immediately from competing in triathlons - a sport he has taken up since retiring from cycling - while he also faces the prospect of being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.
Armstrong is obviously unhappy with the news and insists that the allegations are 'baseless (and) motivated by spite'.
Armstrong said on his website: "I have been notified that USADA, an organisation largely funded by taxpayer dollars but governed only by self-written rules, intends to again dredge up discredited allegations dating back more than 16 years...
"These are the very same charges and the same witnesses that the Justice Department chose not to pursue after a two-year investigation."
He added: "Although USADA alleges a wide-ranging conspiracy extended over more than 16 years, I am the only athlete it has chosen to charge."