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Report on Armstrong ban to be submitted by Oct 15

September 27, 2012 09:40 IST

A much-awaited report on Lance Armstrong's lifetime ban should be sent to cycling's world governing body no later than October 15, a spokesman for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) said on Wednesday.

"USADA is in the process of finalizing the written reasoned decision in its US Postal Services pro cycling doping case," Annie Skinner said in an email to Reuters.

Lance Armstrong"We will provide the reasoned decision addressing the lifetime bans and disqualifications imposed to the UCI and WADA as provided for under the world rules. We expect it to be sent no later than October 15."

Armstrong was stripped of his record seven Tour de France wins last month and handed a lifetime ban by the USADA after indicating that he would not challenge charges that he had doped throughout his career. He has always denied doping.

USADA CEO Travis Tygart had said earlier this week he expected to send the report by the end of September. No reason was given for the delay.

Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

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