Disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong needs “something close to a miracle” for his lifetime suspension to become lifted, says the president of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Armstrong, forty two, was
stripped of their seven Tour de France titles and has
admitted taking banned substances.

The American said he would co-operate with any doping inquiry but
wants to be treated the same as additional drug cheats.

“As far as I’m concerned, that it is done and dusted, ” said Wada chief John Fahey.

America Anti-Doping Agency (Usada) imposed Armstrong’s ban in August last year, later on accusing him of conducting “the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme sport provides ever seen”.


Fahey says only Usada can reopen Armstrong’s case and presently there would have to be an “enormously powerful reason” for it to do so.

The Australian said: “He did exactly what he did. He did not co-operate, did not defend the charges. This individual was dealt with by proper procedure and the reasoned decision released by Usada was irrefutable.

“It might take something close to a miracle to find out it change in his case. “

Armstrong said on Monday he would testify with “100% transparency and honesty” at any inquiry into doping by the UCI, cycling’s governing body, as long as his punishment is the same as additional guilty parties.

“If everybody gets the death penalty, then Items take the death penalty, ” Armstrong told the BBC.

“If everyone gets a free pass, I am happy to take a free pass. In case everyone gets six months, then Items take my six months. “

Armstrong retired from cycling in 2011 right after initially quitting in 2005.