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Former UCI Boss Denies Armstrong Doping Cover Up
GENEVA (AP) -- Former international cycling chief Hein Verbruggen has denied allegations that the governing body covered up a suspicious drug test result by Lance Armstrong at the 2001 Tour de Suisse.

Verbruggen, who was the International Cycling Union president at the time, tells The Associated Press that ``there has never, ever been a cover-up'' of Armstrong's doping controls.

Armstrong's former teammate Tyler Hamilton said in a television interview Sunday that Armstrong used the blood-boosting hormone EPO to prepare for the 2001 Tour de France.

Hamilton alleged that Armstrong told him the UCI helped cover up a positive test at the Swiss warm-up event.

Tour de Suisse spokesman Rolf Huser tells the AP that organizers knew nothing about the race test results.

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