Report: Former Armstrong teammate alleges Armstrong knew of drug use on USPS teamBy AP
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Report: Former Armstrong teammate alleges drug use
AUSTIN, Texas — Lance Armstrong’s attorney is criticizing a new report that a former teammate of the seven-time Tour de France champion has told investigators Armstrong knew of widespread performance-enhancing drug use on the U.S. Postal Service team.
The New York Times reported in Thursday editions that a cyclist, who was identified only as a former Armstrong teammate, backed up claims by Floyd Landis that the Postal Service team engaged in systematic doping.
The unidentified cyclist told the newspaper he had spoken with federal investigators looking into cheating in pro cycling.
Armstrong has strongly denied any allegations that he doped.
On Thursday, his attorney Bryan D. Daly released a statement saying the report contains “inappropriate leaks designed to create a circus-like atmosphere.” He again denied that Armstrong took performance-enhancing drugs.
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