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Armstrong not losing sleep over doping allegations

January 15, 2011 21:33 IST

Lance Armstrong is not losing any sleep over a US federal investigation into allegations of doping in his team, the seven-times Tour de France champion said on Saturday ahead of his final international race.

The American will end an illustrious international career when he rides for his Team RadioShack at the Tour Down Under starting on Sunday.

Former team mate and disgraced 2006 champion Floyd Landis had alleged that Armstrong and several others had used performance-enhancing drugs, triggering a US federal investigation.

"I never lose sleep... ever," the 39-year old said. "It has no effect on my life -- zero. That's for other people to deal with."

Armstrong, who has never tested positive, denied any wrongdoing and said it would have been impossible to get away with doping over a decade.

"They can keep looking," he said. "If you're trying to hide something, you wouldn't keep getting away with it for 10 years, nobody is that clever."

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