Lance Armstrong’s former team boss Johan Bruyneel is never allowed to return to cycling. The International Court of Sport CAS has suspended the 54-year-old Belgian for life. The former head of the US Postal Team was called to account for his role in the Armstrong doping affair.
Bruyneel was at the side of the Texan in all seven victories of Armstrong in the Tour de France, which have meanwhile been cancelled.
“I’m aware that many mistakes have been made in the past,” Bruyneel commented on the CAS decision in an open letter on Twitter: “There are many things I deeply regret.”
Bruyneel had been sentenced to a ten-year ban by an arbitral tribunal in the USA in 2014. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) then moved in front of the CAS.