Lance Armstrong said Thursday that he is considering all of his options as he gears up for a battle with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. The USADA filed formal doping charges against the seven-time Tour de France winner Tuesday. Now Armstrong is trying to find out what the agency knows.
"We are entitled to certain things, certain pieces of evidence, if not all the evidence in terms of what will be in front of the review board," Armstrong told the Associated Press.
Armstrong has until June 22 to respond to the latest allegations in writings. His lawyer, Robert Luskin, sent a letter to the USADA requesting the evidence being held against his client.
"(We) cannot protect Mr. Armstrong's rights without knowing who is saying what and what events that allegedly occurred over the course of a decade and a half," Luskin wrote. "Even at this preliminary stage, your reliance on secret witnesses making deliberately vague charges is unconscionable."
Armstrong and Luskin have both been very critical of the USADA's tactics. Luskin, in an earlier letter, objected to the agency sitting in on interviews during the federal investigation that concluded in February. Armstrong commented that the USADA was "well known to move the goal line on you."