Wed October 10, 2012
Details of Armstrong's Alleged Doping Outlined in 202-Page Report
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has released 202-pages of a report it is sending to other athletic and cycling governing bodies today, Wednesday, Oct. 10 about Lance Armstrong's alleged doping. The report details what USADA says it's uncovered about the Austin cyclist’s use of performance enhancing drugs.
Armstrong has denied doping but stopped his legal fight against the charges in August. The International Cycling Union (UCI) will make the ultimate decision whether Armstrong will be banned from competition and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.
In a statement about the report, USADA CEO Travis Tygart says the US Postal Service Pro Cycling Team that Armstrong was a part of ran the “most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.”
USADA says 11 of Armstrong’s teammates testified against him in their investigation including George Hincapie, whom Armstrong has referred to as a "brother." Hincapie issued a statement admitting to doping and sharing information about others involved in doping.
“George Hincapie is the only member of the US Postal Service team to have been there for all seven of Lance’s tour wins. Whereas you had guys coming forward in the past like Floyd Landis and Tyler Hamilton who had left that team on bad terms and had denied having doped before finally admitting to it," Neal Rogers, VeloNews Editor, says.
USADA’s case against Armstrong also includes lab evidence like blood profiles and financial records.
“Armstrong, over a period of almost 15 years sent over a million dollars to Michele Ferrari—a really notorious Italian doctor who was actually banned from the sport and who Armstrong for years denied having worked with," Rogers says.