Ouch: Armstrong Denies Doping, Then Crashes

'I have nothing to hide' cyclist declares
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2010 1:25 PM CDT
Updated May 20, 2010 4:24 PM CDT
Cyclist Lance Armstrong is tended to after crashing Thursday.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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(Newser) – Lance Armstong held a hasty press conference today before the fifth stage of the Tour de California to refute Floyd Landis' doping allegations. “I have nothing to hide,” he declared. “I think history speaks for itself here.” (Maybe still a little distracted, he then suffered a nasty crash during the race and needed stitches on his face and elbow, notes AP.)

Landis has sent emails to anti-doping officials alleging that the whole US Postal Service team doped copiously. He says Armstrong himself gave him erythropoietin (EPO), ESPN reports. “I'd say I am a little surprised, but I am not,” Armstrong said at his press conference. According to him, Landis has been sending him threatening emails “for a long time.” He added that Landis' story has obviously changed since he wrote a book proclaiming his innocence. “It's our word against his word. I like our word.”

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