Today, Lance Armstrong issued the following statement regarding his decision not to seek arbitration in USADA’s proceeding against him:
“Today I turn the page. I will no longer address this issue, regardless of the circumstances. I will commit myself to the work I began before ever winning a single Tour de France title: serving people and families affected by cancer, especially those in underserved communities. This October, my Foundation will celebrate 15 years of service to cancer survivors and the milestone of raising nearly $500 million. We have a lot of work to do and I’m looking forward to an end to this pointless distraction. I have a responsibility to all those who have stepped forward to devote their time and energy to the cancer cause. I will not stop fighting for that mission.”
Vice Chairman and Founding Chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation Jeffery C. Garveyissued the following statement in support of Armstrong’s decision:
“Faced with a biased process whose outcome seems predetermined, Lance chose to put his family and his foundation first and we support his decision.
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