PARIS (AP) - Texan Lance Armstrong has undergone a surprise
doping test in France in which the seven-time Tour de France winner
had to give a hair sample.
It's the first time the French anti-doping agency has tested him
since the cycling great from Austin returned to cycling.
Armstrong has denied using performance enhancing substances.
The agency today published hair test results suggesting
widespread use among French athletes of the banned substance DHEA.
Anti-doping authorities usually use urine and blood tests. Hair
tests are allowed under French law but not under regulations of
cycling's governing body.
Armstrong, who gave the hair sample yesterday, has never tested
positive and plans to compete in this year's Tour.
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