The man who helped orchestrate Lance Armstrong's seven Tour de France victories says the charges brought against him this week by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency have no merit.
Johan Bruyneel, who managed Armstrong during his stints with U.S. Postal, Discovery and Team RadioShack, declared his innocence Friday, and expressed confidence that a new case against him would go nowhere.
“I have never participated in any doping activity and I am innocent of all charges,” Bruyneel said in a statement posted to his website.
“It cannot be right that I or anyone else can be pursued from court to court simply because our accusers do not like the decisions made along the way and so attempt to find a court which will get them the result they want,” he said. “I shall of course cooperate fully with the investigation, although I have no doubt the end result will be the same as all the other investigations over the years.”