Lance Armstrong Responds to USADA Allegation

AUSTIN, TX — June 13, 2012 — I have been notified that USADA, an organization largely funded by taxpayer dollars but governed only by self-written rules, intends to again dredge up discredited allegations dating back more than 16 years to prevent me from competing as a triathlete and try and strip me of the seven Tour de France victories I earned. These are the very same charges and the same witnesses that the Justice Department chose not to pursue after a two-year investigation. These charges are baseless, motivated by spite and advanced through testimony bought and paid for by promises of anonymity and immunity. Although USADA alleges a wide-ranging conspiracy extended over more than 16 years, I am the only athlete it has chosen to charge. USADA’s malice, its methods, its star-chamber practices, and its decision to punish first and adjudicate later all are at odds with our ideals of fairness and fair play.

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. That USADA ignores this fundamental distinction and charges me instead of the admitted dopers says far more about USADA, its lack of fairness and this vendetta than it does about my guilt or innocence.

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About swimbikerun1
Devoted Father, Husband and Employee.Endurance sports fanatic (running,cycling,swimming).Triathlon athlete and coach.If only days had more than 24 hours.

2 Responses to Lance Armstrong Responds to USADA Allegation

  1. bearrunner says:

    It’s a tough call on this, I read a lot about it after reading your post yesterday and as I do believe super human athletes can exist, I cannot see how it is possible for Lance to have accomplished what he has without the use of performance enhancing drugs. The guy has the money to hire top lawyers and that, in my opinion, is how he has gotten away with it. Cycling is one of the biggest sports known for doping and I don’t think it is spite I think it is other top cyclist who have been caught and don’t think it is fair that Lance sit’s back and continually has gotten away with it.

    • swimbikerun1 says:

      I really hope you are wrong, because Lance is a role model as an ex-cancer patient, and many people will be disappointed if this is true. For the moment, he is innocent until prove guilty, and not allowing to him to compete in triathlons is not fair

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