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Lance Armstrong may take lie detector test

In an effort to clear his name cyclist Lance Armstrong, implicated in a complex doping ring in a report by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, may take a lie detector test, said his lawyer. His lawyer also said he would like Armstrong's former teammates, who testified against him, to take the test as well.

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Cycling's world governing body, the International Cycling Union (UCI), has yet to rule on the USADA report. They can either confirm Armstrong's life ban and strip him of his seven Tour titles or take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

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Armstrong, one of the world's most famous athletes who is well known for his cancer-fighting charity work, had said he was a victim of a witch hunt.

Millar, who was Armstrong's team mate for a year in 1997 at French team Cofidis, praised his Garmin-Sharp team mates Christian Vande Velde, David Zabriskie and Tom Danielson for testifying against Armstrong.

"They're humiliated, embarrassed and frightened - all of that. Their lives will never be the same again. It's going to be very hard for them. I know it will," he said.

Millar called on UCI president Pat McQuaid to sever ties with honorary president Hein Verbruggen, the governing body's boss until 2005, because the Dutchman had failed to act against doping.

"We're all culpable for this but the UCI flatly deny it and refuse to be accountable. It's obvious they knew what was going on," he said.

"The sport has got better since McQuaid came in but he has to break free of Verbruggen.

"I don't think the UCI are doing a bad job now, they're at the forefront of anti-doping but they're self-sabotaging by not dealing with the past. This is Pat's moment. Now it's up to him."

Miller said it was possible more doping cheats might be unearthed.

"Increasingly the material is coming out to suggest that, certainly up until 2005, there was certainly in some teams systematic cheating," he said.

Cycling Australia's Mueller said an amnesty would help the body to discover the true extent of doping.

"In relation to amnesty, we need to speak both to government and the USADA to see if they are happy with the approach," he told reporters in Melbourne.

"It would be, I'd have thought, conditional on any athlete to whom we give an amnesty coming clean and disclosing all relevant issues in relation to his conduct and, if necessary, to also be forthcoming in relation to conduct of others if that helps to clean up the sport."

Additional reporting by Amlan Chakraborty in New Delhi; Editing by Clare Fallon

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