The United States anti-doping agency’s (USADA) damning report on the case of Lance Armstrong and his former US Postal team continues to send shockwaves through the sport.
In the report USADA said US Postal ‘ran the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen’.
Armstrong’s former lieutenant George Hincapie, who helped his compatriot to seven Tour de France titles, and Floyd Landis, who won Tour in 2006, but lost the title after testing positive for testosterone were among 11 former former team-mates that broke the code of silence and provided evidence in USADAs investigation.
In June Dr Michele Ferrari, Armstrong’s former trainer at US Postal, was officially charged by USADA with administration and trafficking of prohibited substances and was handed a lifetime ban.
While 41-year old Armstrong continues to flatly denied doping throughout his career the accusations of the elaborate doping conspiracy have arguably cast the biggest cloud of suspicion over the entire sport to date.
After the report was released Armstrong said on twitter he was unaffected by it but in the light of the accusation and the damning testimonies of his former team-mates Armstrong now cuts a very lonely figure.
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