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UCI may cut Armstrong ban in return for details

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January 22, 2014 11:25 PM EST | AP


ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) — The new president of cycling's world body says Lance Armstrong's lifetime ban for doping cold be reduced if he provides information which assists other doping investigations.

Brian Cookson became UCI president in September and established the Cycling Independent Reform Commission which will examine the history of doping in professional cycling and probe allegations the UCI conspired to cover up doping activity.

Cookson said the commission's terms of reference might include an agreement with the World Anti-Doping Agency to reduce sanctions on cyclists who co-operate with the inquiry.

He said "there will be the possibility of a reduction" in Armstrong's case if he provides information which assists any investigation.