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Cycling chief attacks French over Armstrong test

 LONDON (AP) - The head of world cycling accused France's anti-doping agency of unprofessional behavior after it released a report saying Lance Armstrong did not fully cooperate with a drug tester.

The French agency, known as AFLD, says it could punish the 7-time Tour de France champion for not remaining in sight of the doctor conducting a test on his hair, urine and blood on March 17.

No banned substances were found and Armstrong has denied misbehaving, claiming that he was allowed to take a shower during a 20-minute delay.

While the tests fell outside the International Cycling Union's jurisdiction, Armstrong received the organization's backing Friday from president Pat McQuaid.

McQuaid says "the French are not acting very professionally in this case."

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