French Clear Armstrong in Doping Probe

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2009 3:42 PM CDT
Team Astana's Lance Armstrong.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The French anti-doping agency has cleared Lance Armstrong to compete in the Tour de France after resolving a controversy over blood and urine tests administered last month, CNN reports. The cyclist allegedly avoided an official by showering while the inspector's credentials were verified, which the agency has apparently found acceptable. “Case closed, no penalty, all samples clean. Onward,” Armstrong Tweeted.