Lance Armstrong is really hoping the USADA is going to release all of their evidence in the report due out this week, but that might not happen.
Regardless, what WILL happen after whatever they choose to unleash is unleashed?
The UCI — the cycling union — will have the right to appeal the sanctions under the World Anti-Doping Code… and they're one of the ones demanding to see the evidence. The UCI has clashed with USADA over the Armstrong case, even challenging its authority to bring charges, so Lance could have some hope here.
The UCI has already been critical of USADA for taking so long with the evidence. After they get it, though, the cycling union will have 21 days to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and the report also will go to the World Anti-Doping Agency.
The WADA also has the right to appeal, but so far has supported USADA.
The question now is if Lance will push for the UCI to appeal the decision, having already given up on his personal fight (yet still continuing to introduce himself as a seven time winner regardless of being stripped.).
We can't wait to see the USADA's evidence!
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