Sworn affidavits from Hincapie and several others, included in the agency’s report, were dated after Aug. 23, when Armstrong announced he would not fight the charges. The affidavits were dated as such because lawyers originally thought those witnesses would present their testimony live at an arbitration hearing.
The report also went to the World Anti-Doping Agency, which also has the right to appeal, but so far has supported USADA’s position in the Armstrong case.
‘‘We would like to commend USADA for having the courage and the resolve to keep focused in working on this difficult case for the sake of clean athletes and the integrity of sport,’’ WADA President John Fahey said.
ASO, the company that runs the Tour de France and could have a say in where Armstrong’s titles eventually go, said it has ‘‘no particular comment to make on this subject.’’
AP Sports Writers John Leicester in Paris, Steven Wilson in London, Graham Dunbar in Geneva, Jim Vertuno in Austin, Texas and Dave Skretta in Kansas City, Mo., contributed to this report.
On the web: cyclinginvestigation.usada.org