Armstrong Report: 11 teammates testified against him
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Wednesday released a report on its case against cyclist Lance Armstrong, which revealed that 11 former teammates testified against him. It also details the way those 11 and other others say performance-enhancing drugs were delivered and administered to Armstrong’s teams, as well as his continuing relationship and payments to an Italian doctor tied to doping, years after the doctor had been sanctioned in Italy and after Armstrong claimed to have broken ties with him. Armstrong decided not to fight the USADA charges, while still maintaining his innocence. His attorney, Tim Herman, called the report a, quote, “one-sided hatchet job — a taxpayer-funded tabloid piece rehashing old, disproved, unreliable allegations based largely on ax-grinders, serial perjurers, coerced testimony, sweetheart deals and threat-induced stories.” The USADA has ordered that Armstrong’s seven Tour de France titles be taken away, but there’s still a question of whether it or the International Cycling Federation has ultimate control of being able to do so. Armstrong was cleared of criminal charges in February after a federal grand jury investigation that lasted about two years.