Lance Armstrong: Legendary Cyclist Highlights '60 Minutes' Allegations as False
Lance Armstrong Takes Exception to '60 Minutes' Report Alleging Doping
Welcome to the wonderful world of cycling. It is an exciting affair of he said they said, and Armstrong is once again making his case.
The long-running CBS news show 60 Minutes recently ran a piece featuring Lance Armstrong, a former teammate of his and allegations that he tested positive for EPO, a banned substance.
Teammate Tyler Hamilton featured in the piece and alleged that Armstrong once tested positive for EPO after the Tour de Suisse.
He then gos onto say that the result was quickly "taken care of" according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Armstrong had a vehement response in the form of his lawyer's statements. John Kekar, representing Armstrong, states the following.
We alerted ’60 Minutes’ producers in advance of the show that virtually every single one of these allegations was false. We provided evidence to prove it, and we warned CBS that the defamatory message that it sought to convey was an outrage.
CBS has since stood by every single account featured on the show. What is left are allegations and Armstrong's threat that he may sue for defamation.
The only thing that is clear here is that the doping allegations that constantly make their way towards the Tour de France champion is that they will continue for some time.
Until Lance successfully proves his point in the form of a lawsuit or other legal means, teammates looking for a spotlight, or fans with questions, will always come forward with thoughts.
I have no idea if Lance doped while riding. All I know is that this stuff isn't going away anytime soon.
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