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Former Armstrong team manager declares innocence of doping charges

FILE - This July 24, 2005 file photo shows Lance Armstrong, left, and Johan Bruyneel, sporting director of the Discovery team, posingon the Champs Elysees during a victory parade after Armstrong won his 7th straight Tour de France cycling race in Paris. The team manager behind Armstrong's seven consecutive Tour de France victories says he's innocent of doping charges raised by U.S. officials. Bruyneel is currently manager of the RadioShack-Nissan-Trek team. In a statement he posted Friday, June 15, 2012, on his website and Twitter, Bruyneel says he never participated in any doping activities and is dismayed by the charges.(AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati, File)
June 15, 2012 - 12:41 PM

AUSTIN, Texas - The team manager behind Lance Armstrong's seven consecutive Tour de France victories says he's innocent of doping charges raised by U.S. officials.

Johan Bruyneel is manager of the RadioShack-Nissan-Trek team. In a statement he posted on Friday on his website and Twitter, Bruyneel says he never participated in any doping activities and is dismayed by the charges.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is accusing Armstrong, Bruyneel and several others connected to the teams of participating in a doping conspiracy. Bruyneel's statement does not mention Armstrong or the others.

Armstrong insists he is innocent.

Bruyneel says he will co-operate with the USADA investigation but is confident he and the others will be cleared of wrongdoing.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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