Lance Armstrong Happy Doping Investigation Is Over

The nearly two-year investigation into alleged doping by Lance Armstrong has finally been dropped, and the seven-time Tour de France winner is understandably relieved. Despite testimony from former teammates alleging that Armstrong took illegal PEDs, prosecutors dropped the case last week.

Speaking to the Associated Press on Thursday, Armstrong said that he believes that the dropping of the case by federal prosecutors should end questions about whether or not he engaged the use of illegal performance enhancing substances during his competitive cycling career. He also said that he was always confident that charges would not be brought against him in the case.

Armstrong celebrated the dropping of the case with his family, and will now celebrate further by competing in an Ironman triathlon. Armstrong and Ironman announced a partnership Thursday. Armstrong will be traveling to Panama this weekend to compete in a 70.3 mile triathlon.

For more on Lance Armstrong, as well as the cycling world at large, check in with cycling blog Podium Cafe.

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