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Former cycling chief admits riders were tipped off

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The former head of world cycling on Wednesday said that the sport's governing body previously warned riders that they were at risk of failing drug tests but denied that there was every a cover-up of positive results. 

US cyclist Lance Armstrong (right) talks to former UCI president Hains Verbrughen after the 16th stage of the 89th Tour de France in La Plagne, on July 24, 2002. Verbruggen said the sport's governing body previously warned riders that they were at risk of failing drug tests but denied that there was every a cover-up of positive results.

Hein Verbruggen was president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) when Lance Armstrong won seven, straight Tour de France titles that he has since admitted were fuelled by the blood booster EPO, blood transfusions and human growth hormones.

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