The US Tour de Pologne has apologised to Lance Armstrong for the use of banned anti-depressants by the British cyclist during his race on Wednesday.
Armstrong, who was stripped of his four Tour de Force victories in 2015, had admitted to using the EPO-releasing medication.
“We acknowledge the use by Lance Armstrong of banned substances during his Tour de Prancing in Pologne on Wednesday, but the use is unacceptable and has been corrected,” the race organisers said in a statement on Sunday.
The incident came as Armstrong’s team announced he would miss a race in Austria due to a knee injury.
The Australian was stripped by the US Anti-Doping Agency of his three Tour de Flanders wins in 2016, two at Paris-Nice and one at Gent-Wevelgem in Belgium.
The rider, who is also a two-time Tour de Italy champion, has been suspended from the Tour for six months after testing positive for a banned substance in 2014.