Lance Armstrong: ‘I have never doped’


The only cyclist to have ever won the Tour de France seven times is defending himself from a scathing letter by the US Anti-Doping Agency accusing him of sustaining a “pervasive pattern of doping” over his athletic career.

Calling it a “vendetta,” Lance Armstrong responded to the 15-page report this morning with a statement on his website:

I have never doped, and, unlike many of my accusers, I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no spike in performance, passed more than 500 drug tests and never failed one.

A previous investigation by the State Department into similar allegations against Armstrong had been dropped. If the new allegations, which according to the USADA include new evidence as well as incriminating testimony by 10 employees in his cycling team, are proven, Armstrong could be stripped of his awards.

For now, he has been banned from competing in triathlons, his current competition of choice after retiring from cycling last year.

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Lance Armstrong: ‘I have never doped’

  1. As someone who ran for a number of years in 10 km races, was a pretty competent tennis player, hustled pickup basketball for money, played water polo and loved long distance swimming, I eventually took up competing in triathalons when I was forced to slow things down a little. I know, therefore, what it takes to be at the top of your game. So let me say this.
    I don’t care if you’re SUPERMAN, no one comes back from TESTICULAR CANCER to win any cycling event, let alone the Tour De france, without HELP!. Notice that I did not use the word DRUGS! Lance would have been put on a strict regime of powerful METABOLIC STIMULANTS by an accredited medical practictioner who his cycling team used to monitor his progress. And anyone who thinks that Mr. Armstrong did it all by himself, without any PHARMACEUTICAL ASSISTANCE during his training as he recovered from the disease, is a complete and utter moron.

  2. Yup. Lance. Great success story but also a great liar.

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