Busted: Lance Armstrong Gets Evidence That He Was Doping
Champion cyclist demanded proof, and he got a lot of it.
Lance Armstrong, growing frustrated with being accused of cheating during his ride of dominance in the 2000s and having all of his Tour de France championships erased, demanded that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency give him the names of people who told on him. They gave him 26.
The USADA released a 200-page document of testimony from 26 people, including 11 of Armstrong's former teammates, giving vivid details of the cycling icon taking Performance Enhancing Drugs.
The report also reveals that Armstrong demanded that his teammates join him in doping. The USADA claims that Armstrong's operation was "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen." One that included turning hotel rooms into makeshift blood transfusion centers and Armstrong's ex-wife distributing pills to other cyclists.
"It took tremendous courage for the riders on the USPS Team and others to come forward and speak truthfully," said USADA chief executive Travis Tygart. "It is not easy to admit your mistakes and accept your punishment. But that is what these riders have done for the good of the sport."