Aussie ex-cyclist given 6-month ban for doping

Updated: May 3, 2013, 7:26 AM ET
Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia -- Former Australian cyclist Matt White, who admitted to doping when his name came up in the Lance Armstrong scandal, says he received a six-month suspension.

White says in a statement Friday that the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority informed him of the penalty last week. The ban started on Oct. 13 and has now expired.

White rode with Armstrong on the U.S. Postal Service team.

After the doping admission, White lost his part-time role at Cycling Australia and his full-time role as a director of Australian professional team Orica-GreenEDGE.

White says "I accept full responsibility for my actions and there is no one to blame but myself for the decisions I made as an athlete in the past."

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