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Sportswear company sues International Cycling Union over Armstrong scandal

Skins says governing body’s lack of leadership harmed reputation, seeks $2 million in damages

Many Lance Armstrong fans are still recovering from the shock of the famed cyclist’s doping scandal. But one company that outfitted the now-disgraced sports star is angry and ready to fight.

Last month, the International Cycling Union (UCI) stripped Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles following a report that charged him with extensive and long-running use of performance-enhancing drugs. Now, Australian sportswear group Skins International Trading AG is suing the UCI, claiming the governing body lacked leadership in the fight against doping among cyclists. The company says the UCI’s mishandling of the Armstrong scandal caused a “significant loss of confidence in professional cycling by the public and harms the company’s international reputation as a consequence.” Skins seeks $2 million in damages.

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