Australian cyclist dismissed for Armstrong scandal
Updated: 2012-10-18 14:11
CANBERRA - Matthew White, former Australian cyclist who was linked in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, was sacked by Cycling Australia on Wednesday, according to its statement.
Cycling Australia held a board meeting on Tuesday evening to discuss the dossier of evidence by the US Anti-Doping Agency ( USADA) and admitted it was "incredibly damaging for cycling worldwide".
"The evidence presented is damning, the behavior of the key players is morally reprehensible and cycling fans have every right to feel let down," it said in a statement.
White was hired by Cycling Australia in 2011. He admitted at last weekend that he was part of a strategy of doping when he rode on the Armstrong-led US Postal cycling team from 2001 to 2003.
He said he was stepping down from his jobs as the sports director of the emerging Australian professional team GreenEDGE and his role in Cycling Australia's men's road racing program.