Wisconsin-based Trek bicycle company backs Armstrong
The company that made bicycles Lance Armstrong rode to victory seven times in the Tour de France is standing by him despite the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency vacating his titles and banning him from professional cycling.
Waterloo, Wis.- based Trek Bicycle Corp. emailed a statement to The Associated Press on Tuesday praising Armstrong for his "remarkable contributions to the sport of cycling and the fight against cancer."
The company, with a lobby at its headquarters that showcases Armstrong and bikes he rode, said it will continue supporting Armstrong's endeavors.
Armstrong retired a year ago and turns 41 next month. He said last week that he would no longer challenge USADA. He denied that he took banned substances and called the investigation a "witch hunt" without any physical evidence.
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