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Cycling: WADA seek heavier penalties against Armstrong manager

Published on Jun 17, 2014 6:40 AM

LAUSANNE (AFP) - The World Anti-Doping Agency is seeking tougher action against disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong’s former manager Johan Bruyneel, the agency announced on Monday.

The Belgian was banned from all sporting activity for 10 years in April by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) for his part in Armstrong’s “doping conspiracy”.

But WADA is appealing to the Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) to have his ban extended.

They are also seeking an increase in the eight-year penalities handed down by the AAA to Spaniards Pedro Celaya and Pepe Marti, a trainer and doctor respectively, who worked with Bruyneel.

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