Matthew White fired by Orica-GreenEDGE over the Lance Armstrong doping scandal

Last Updated: 01/11/12 7:15pm

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White: Rode for US Postal between 2001-03

White: Rode for US Postal between 2001-03

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Matthew White has been dismissed as sports director of Orica GreenEDGE after admitting to doping during his racing career.

White confessed to taking drugs following the release of evidence in the Lance Armstrong case, having been a part of the American's US Postal team from 2001 to 2003.

The 38-year-old was dismissed from his part-time job as professional men's co-ordinator with Cycling Australia two weeks ago when his name was first mentioned in reports about doping practices.

Orica-GreenEDGE owner Gerry Ryan said: "(This) is a clean team and our commitment to being clean has been a foundation principle of the team since the day of its inception.

"To maintain public confidence in our strict adherence to this principle OGE has appointed an eminent and independent external expert to audit the rigour and effectiveness of the team's anti-doping policies and procedures.

"Professional cycling is at a crossroads. The future of the sport is being determined by what we do today.

"OGE will not step back from taking any necessary decision to protect the integrity of the sport and the team and to restore the confidence of cycling fans around the world.

"It's time to put our values to work. OGE believes a hardline approach is an essential pre-requisite to continue in the sport with credibility."

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