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Other Cyclists Backing Claims Armstrong Doped

Lance 'encouraged' drug use, source tells Times
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 5, 2010 5:01 AM CDT
Updated Aug 5, 2010 7:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Other cyclists are supporting teammate Floyd Landis' claims that Lance Armstrong has systematically used performance enhancing drugs. One rider—who has never tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs—detailed his drug use to investigators, which he said was done with Armstrong's knowledge and encouragement, he told the New York Times.

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Armstrong was not immediately available to comment to the Times, but he said last month that he would deny involvement in doping "as long as I live." A grand jury in Los Angeles is investigating doping in the sport now. Jeff Novitzky, a special agent for the Food and Drug Administration, is running the investigation. (Read more performance enhancing drugs stories.)

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