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Floyd Landis accuses "Tour De France" Cycling legend Lance Armstrong of 'doping'


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Floyd Landis outlines elaborate doping system in letters, details Lance Armstrong's alleged role

 

BY Nathaniel Vinton

NY DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITER

 

Thursday, May 20th 2010

 

"Disgraced cyclist Floyd Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title after testing positive for testosterone, has admitted to doping and has also accused his former teammates, including cancer survivor Lance Armstrong, of doping, according to two sources close to the situation.

 

One of the individuals, speaking on the condition of anonymity, showed the Daily News portions of a letter Landis wrote to cycling officials late last month, outlining an elaborate doping program underpinning the U.S. Postal Service professional cycling team between 2002 and 2005, years during which Landis rode in support of a victorious Armstrong.

 

Landis describes injections of banned drugs, the use of testosterone patches, and blood transfusions. Both sources, who each insisted on anonymity, said that Landis has met with U.S. Anti-Doping Agency officials as well as FDA special agent Jeff Novitzky, the investigator who uncovered the BALCO doping ring and other doping conspiracies that what were ultimately prosecuted by U.S. Attorneys. USADA president Travis Tygart did not immediately reply to requests for comment.

 

In the letter, Landis implicates teammates, cycling officials, doctors and team leaders in what sounds like an astonishingly shameless culture of drug use. One example comes from 2004, when Landis said a team bus left the finish line, headed for the hotel, and stopped over on the way for blood transfusions to boost the riders' oxygen capacity.

 

"The driver pretended to have engine trouble and stopped on a remote mountain road for an hour or so so the entire team could have half a liter of blood added," Landis wrote. "This was the only time that I ever saw the entire team being transfused in plain view of all the other riders and bus driver."

 

Armstrong, who has always vigorously denied doping, is said by Landis to have participated in that and many other instances of doping. Attempts to reach Armstrong's attorney were unsuccessful."

 

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/more_sports/2010/05/19/2010-05-19_floyd_landis_says_lance_armstrong_others_were_involved_in_blood_doping_during_to.html#ixzz0oXgCVJgT

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Always someone trying to dig up dirt on someone.I smell hater.

 

In this era of cheaters i am not sure about Armstrong. With that said, i do admit Landis is trying to bring down someone down a world famous sports star.

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