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Jockey: I feel like Lance Armstrong after 15 drugs tests

Published:Friday | May 17, 2013 | 8:38 AM

Melton Williams, Gleaner Writer

Three-time champion jockey Frankie Dettori says he feels like Lance Armstrong as he prepares for a return to action after a six-month drugs ban.

Dettori was suspended worldwide after testing positive in France for cocaine.

The 39-year-old says he had been drug tested 15 times in the last two months.

Drugs cheat Armstrong was banned from cycling and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles in August 2012.

Dettori, who was cautioned by police for possessing cocaine in 1993, said he took the drug almost 20 years later as a one-off in "a moment of weakness".

He plans to return at Leicester racecourse on Monday evening, provided French racing's governing body France Galop gives him the go-ahead, as expected.


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