We had no idea it was this bad!
But that's not even the worst part...
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So if these reports of new information coming to light about the mountain of evidence the USADA is about to release on Lance Armstrong are true, well, he might be in some trouble.
Apparently the document about to be released is over 1,000 pages long and they listed 11 of Armstrong's former teammates, including George Hincapie, Floyd Landis and Tyler Hamilton, as among those providing evidence that brought about this mess.
Beyond the teammates, there is:
'evidence from 26 people, including 15 riders with knowledge of the U.S. Postal Service Team's doping activities, [who] provided testimony for the report.'
Other cyclists include Frankie Andreu, Michael Barry, Tom Danielson, Levi Leiphimer, Stephen Swart, Christian Vande Velde, Jonathan Vaughters and David Zabriskie.
Hincapie, one of Lance's closest teammates, released this statement about his involvement:
"Two years ago, I was approached by U.S. federal investigators, and more recently by USADA, and asked to tell of my personal experience in these matters. I would have been much more comfortable talking only about myself, but understood that I was obligated to tell the truth about everything I knew. So that is what I did."
Still that doesn't tell us if that's ALL the evidence they have, as requested by Lance and his attorney.
Either way, if all this is true, all we have to say is this: This is a lot of effort and a lot of lying just to be better at a sport. In the end, it's just a bike riding competition, and probably not worth all the fuss over figuring out ways to cheat.
Stay tuned for more specifics as they come in!
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