If you’re interested, you can find the full USADA report into the “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen” here. It’s worth reading from cover to cover.

26 testimonies, 11 former team-mates, 6 currently ‘active’ riders, and George Hincapie. One of the most well-liked and respected riders in the professional peloton over the past 19 years.  And yet Armstrong’s response is the same…

“…a one-sided hatchet job — a taxpayer-funded tabloid piece rehashing old, disproved, unreliable allegations based largely on axe-grinders, serial perjurers, coerced testimony, sweetheart deals and threat-induced stories”.

The report is utterly excoriating and confirms what everyone with half an ounce of reasoned thought knew for many many years: it was inconceivable that Armstrong wasn’t doping. The extent is mind-blowing. Travis Tygart’s words sum it up…

“I have personally talked with and heard these athletes’ stories and firmly believe that, collectively, these athletes, if forgiven and embraced, have a chance to leave a legacy far greater for the good of the sport than anything they ever did on a bike. Lance Armstrong was given the same opportunity to come forward and be part of the solution. He rejected it.”

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