Former Armstrong doctor proclaims innocence on doping

The Italian was handed a life ban in July by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), which in August issued a life ban to Armstrong and stripped him of his seven Tour de France victories.

In the wake of USADA's revelation of more than 1000 pages of evidence in a report last week to the International Cycling Union (UCI), Armstrong stepped down on Wednesday as chairman of the Livestrong cancer charity and was dropped by sponsor Nike.

A total of 26 witnesses, 11 of them former Armstrong teammates, testified against Armstrong and many of them cited incidents involving Ferrari, who denied any wrongdoing in a website post entitled USADA Conspiracy?

Among those who testified against Ferrari were US riders Levi Leipheimer, George Hincapie, Floyd Landis, Tyler Hamilton, Christian Vande Velde and Tom Danielson.

"The false accusations that the six cyclists... threw at me are all based on 'visual' testimonies of each of the six witnesses telling of events

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