Armstrong's strong no to retests The possibility of a retest of urine samples taken from the 1999 Tour raised by President of the French anti-doping agency (AFLD), Pierre Bordry, was denied by the seven-time Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong.

Bordry remarked that the samples of the cyclist’s first Tour de France could be tested to see if they contain EPO traces.

Many in the world of cycling are of the view that Armstrong’s illustrious career was dominated by use of performance enhancing drugs.