The United States Postal Service Pro Cycling Team’s Lance Armstrong announced today in Paris that results of urine tests taking during last year’s Tour de France had cleared him and the USPS team.
“I am very happy to report today that we have received confirmation that the results of testing our urine samples have proved to be negative,” Armstrong said at a press announcement. “I did not use performance enhancing drugs in winning my two Tours de France and the truth has now been borne out by science.”
Judge Sophie-Helene Chateau, who is heading the investigation, later confirmed to Reuters that the urine tests were all negative.
Armstrong said French officials would continue testing the urine samples but had not yet started tests on blood samples taken from the team during the 2000 Tour.
“I welcome the continued testing so that there will be no doubt that either I or any member of my team did anything illegal,” Armstrong said.
Armstrong arrived into Paris this morning following a busy weekend in his hometown of Austin, TX, where the Lance Armstrong Foundation hosted its largest fund-raiser of the year, the Ride for the Roses.
Armstrong and the USPS team will compete in tomorrow’s Circuit de la Sarthe stage race, which concludes Friday.