A French police investigation into Texan Lance Armstrong has been called off. Officially started in January 2005, the investigation had been sparked off by the publication of the book L.A. Confidentiel, which had led to the French police questioning an osteopath-cum-nutritionist, Benoit Nave.

Nave had worked for some time with Armstrong between 2002 and 2004, and in a newspaper interview, in January 2005, denied that there had been anything ‘secret’ about his collaboration with the American seven-times Tour winner.

Public prosecutor Phillipe Drouet, responsible for the case, studied the statements made by Nave during his interview with the police, and announced on Monday that the investigation had been called off.