Saying they have become redundant, Lance Armstrong said on Saturday that he will no longer conduct private blood and urine testing.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I did 52 controls last year and most of them included blood and urine,Ã¢â‚¬Â Armstrong said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“There would be no way to get around that unless youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got some stuff or voodoo, something Ã¢â€â‚¬ but thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not an option.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Armstrong posted the results of his testing online in an effort to silence critics who said he doped during his seven Tour de France wins and last year’s comeback. Despite that transparency and review by hundreds of people, some continued to question the results.
He said that WADA and UCI testing and the biological passport make secondary testing unnecessary.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The biological passport has got to a point Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ that it controls all those things that an independent program would do, which is good news,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not sure itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the perfect solution, but itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the next level when it comes to fighting doping in sport.Ã¢â‚¬Â