In the News: Armstrong meets with Tygart
After the CIRC report does nothing to reduce Armstrong's lifetime ban, the American talks to USADA head in hopes of clemency
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The New York Times reports that Lance Armstrong met with U.S. Anti-Doping Agency chief Travis Tygart for the first time in more than two years near Denver International Airport last week. Their conversation was the first step in a potential rapprochement that could lead to the reduction of Armstrong’s lifetime ban for doping.
This comes after the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) report did nothing to further Armstrong’s efforts to return to competition, namely triathlon.
Tygart, in an interview with The New York Times, would not confirm the meeting had taken place, and Armstrong’s lawyer, Elliot Peters, did not respond to a telephone message The New York Times left at his San Francisco office. But Armstrong, 43, has confided to close friends that the meeting went well and that he was hopeful of further talks.