Page after page of damning details.
They came from computer records, books, media reports and, maybe most significantly, the peopleused to train alongside and celebrate with. The people he used to call his friends.
Hit with a lifetime ban and the loss of all seven of his Tour deFrance titles, Armstrong challenged the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to give him the names of all his accusers. The agency obliged, listing 26, including 11 former teammates.
Armstrong said he wanted to see the hard evidence that he was a doper, andgave him that, too, in the form of a 200-page tome filled with vivid recollections — the hotel rooms riders transformed into makeshift blood-transfusion centers, the way Armstrong’s former wife rolled cortisone pills into foil and handed them out to the cyclists.
The report, released Wednesday, depicts what USADA chiefcalled “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.”
- Armstrong renews criticism of USADA (kansascity.com)
- Armstrong’s blood data shows signs of doping, expert says (sacbee.com)
- Armstrong Renews Criticism of USADA (abcnews.go.com)