Landis: Armstrong Team Sold Bikes for Doping

Lance denies that and other new allegations
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 3, 2010 12:52 PM CDT
A 2006 file photo of Floyd Landis.   (AP Photo/Alessandro Trovati)
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(Newser) – Happy Tour de France day. Let's celebrate with more allegations from Floyd Landis against Lance Armstrong, followed by another denial from Armstrong. In a lengthy Wall Street Journal article, Landis:

  • Claims some of the bikes intended for the US Postal Service team were sold for cash instead of going to riders; when he groused about needing a bike, the team's director told him the money was used to support the doping program.

  • Offers details of how he, Armstrong, and others got illegal blood transfusions during races as an energy boost. He also says Armstrong gave him illegal testosterone patches to boost recovery time.
Armstrong, overseas for today's start of the Tour de France, dismisses the claims, reports the Houston Chronicle. “Today’s Wall Street Journal article is full of false accusations and more of the same old news from Floyd Landis, a person with zero credibility."

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