Floyd Landis, an American cyclist who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title, has not only admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs, but has also said that he did so with Lance Armstrong!
In e-mails sent to cycling officials and sponsors, Landis states he used both EPO and human growth hormones with Armstrong.
I want to clear my conscience. I don’t want to be part of the problem any more. If I don’t say something now then it’s pointless to ever say it.”
The International Cycling Union is speaking out against these allegations. They are accusing Landis of spreading lies.
President Pat McQuaid said in a statement,
These guys coming out now with things like this from the past is only damaging the sport. If they’ve any love for the sport they wouldn’t do it. What’s his agenda? The guy is seeking revenge. It’s sad, it’s sad for cycling. It’s obvious he does hold a grudge. He already made those accusations in the past. Armstrong has been accused many times in the past but nothing has been proved against him. And in this case, I have to question the guy’s credibility. There is no proof of what he says. We are speaking about a guy who has been condemned for doping before a court.”
Wow! Sounds to me like Landis is very bitter over what happened to his own career.
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