To the untrained eye, it looked like Lance Armstrong was coming clean about everything. To the trained eye, such as the investigators looking into Lance, they see a blatant lie about when he stopped doping, saying the last time he used the drugs and transfusions was the 2005 race.
Lance: "That's the only thing in this whole report that upset me. The accusation and alleged proof that they said I doped [in 2009] is not true. The last time I crossed the line, that line was 2005."
Oprah: "You did not do a blood transfusion in 2009?"
Lance: "No, 2009 and 2010 absolutely not."
We're not sure why anyone would ever believe Lance when he denies something ever again, so we're not surprised that investigators say that Lance's blood values at the 2009 race showed clear blood manipulation consistent with two transfusions (his red blood cell count suddenly went up at these points, even though the number of baby red blood cells did not).
It all comes down to the statute of limitations. Lance might feel cool about coming clean about 2005 because those may have passed — 2009, however, not so much.
We'll just have to wait and see. It totes will be a shame if he gets to compete again if he talked to Oprah just to lie again!!
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