U.S. Justice Department prosecutors Friday said they are closing a criminal probe of champion cyclist Lance Armstrong without filing charges alleging he used performance-enhancing drugs.
A statement from the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles said the seven-time Tour de France winner will not be charged but did not explain the reasons for the decision.
Armstrong has consistently denied doping. He was accused of using performance-enhancing drugs by other riders but never failed a drug test.
Prosecutors called witnesses to a federal grand jury in Los Angeles as they investigated the case, but they apparently determined that they lacked evidence to bring a doping charge.
Armstrong retired from professional cycling for a second time last year.FULL STORY