Landis Admits Doping, Says Lance Did It, Too

Authorities told of elaborate regimen used by entire US team
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2010 7:39 AM CDT

(Newser) – Floyd Landis might just be the Jose Canseco of cycling. The disgraced cyclist has sent letters to the US Anti-Doping Agency and the FDA agent who broke the BALCO case outlining an elaborate doping regimen used by the entire US Postal Service Cycling Team from 2002 to 2005, the New York Daily News reports. Landis' letter implicates not just Armstrong and his fellow cyclists, but cycling officials, doctors, and team leaders.

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He describes an amazingly open program that involved injections of banned drugs, testosterone patches, and blood transfusions. In one incident, he describes the team bus leaving the finish line and stopping for blood transfusions en route to the hotel. Until now, Landis has denied ever doping—after his positive test in 2006 he wrote a book entitled Positively False. (Read more Lance Armstrong stories.)

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