USADA chief Travis Tygart: Lance Armstrong lied to Oprah Winfrey

Tygart also took issue with Armstrong's claim that his favored drug cocktail of blood-boosting EPO, blood transfusions and testosterone included just a small amount of EPO.

updated: January 26, 2013 11:10 IST
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Los Angeles: US Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart says Lance Armstrong lied in his confessional interview with Oprah Winfrey, and the shamed cyclist has until February 6 to "cooperate fully" if he wants to lessen his life ban.

In an excerpt of an interview with the CBS network, which will air in full on "60 Minutes" on Sunday, Tygart said Armstrong lied about several key points -- including his claim that he raced clean in his comeback in 2009 and 2010.

Tygart said he has written to the shamed cyclist and offered him a deadline of February 6 to "cooperate fully and truthfully" in exchange for a possible lessening of his lifetime ban from sports.

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