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LeMond: Get drug testing out of UCI

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Some of the individuals responsible for speaking out against Lance Armstrong and doping in the sport of cycling were at UT Monday night.

The discussion featured 3-time Tour De France winner, Greg Le Mond, his wife and Bill Bock, who handled cases for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, or USADA and Betsy Andreu.

Betsy is married to profession cyclist Frankie Andreu, the former captain of the U.S. Postal Service Cycling Team. They have been recognized for helping to uncover the truth about the doping culture in cycling and continue to be advocates for efforts to clean up the sport.

Betsy says Lance Armstrong reached out to her after his interview with Oprah.

"He made a big step. He admitted the fraud and the deceit. I never thought that Lance would do that...and it took a lot of courage to do that...He cherry-picked the truth on Oprah and he's impeded USADA at every step. I know people have reached out to him, I've tried to reach out to him and he just doesn't want to make amends," said Betsy. "It's sad. It's just a sad situation because Lance could be part of the solution, but he's refusing to."

The panelists say it's important for them to speak to UT students because they're impressionable and look up to professional athletes.

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