USADA releasing evidence against Lance Armstrong
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said on Wednesday that it is releasing evidence against Lance Armstrong.
According to a statement released by USADA CEO Travis Tygart, the evidence includes sworn testimonies from 26 people, including 15 cyclists with knowledge of the U.S. Postal Service cycling team’s doping activities.
Eleven of Armstrong’s teammates testified against him. They all admitted to their own doping, as well as saying that Armstrong doped, encouraged doping, and administrated doping products, according to The New York Times.
“The evidence shows beyond any doubt that the US Postal Service Pro Cycling Team ran the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen,” Tygart said in the statement.
The evidence includes “direct documentary evidence including financial payments, emails, scientific data and laboratory test results that further prove the use, possession and distribution of performance enhancing drugs by Lance Armstrong.”
In August, Armstrong was slapped with a lifetime ban from cycling and stripped off his seven Tour de France titles.
Armstrong still says he is innocent, reminding everyone that he never failed a drug test. The USADA says that Armstrong and his team used sophisticated techniques to avoid testing positive during tests, according to USA Today.