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Lance Armstrong

11 Cycling Teammates

RATTED Me Out

10/10/2012 9:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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11 former members of Lance Armstrong's United States Postal Service cycling team TURNED on the disgraced athlete -- and testified against him in an investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.

The USADA announced .... the cyclists who provided evidence to the organization include George Hincapie, Tyler Hamilton and disgraced former Tour de France champ Floyd Landis.

“The U.S.P.S. Team doping conspiracy was professionally designed to groom and pressure athletes to use dangerous drugs, to evade detection, to ensure its secrecy and ultimately gain an unfair competitive advantage through superior doping practices,” the USADA said in a statement.

“A program organized by individuals who thought they were above the rules and who still play a major and active role in sport today.”

The USADA says its investigation into Armstrong uncovered "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen."

As we previously reported, Lance has been banned from cycling for life.

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31.

Dobby    

Why is Lance the only one going down? He didn't have a laboratory finding substances that would get past the tests, did he?

711 days ago
32.

Josie Wails    

UNFORTUNATE THAT ALL THOSE YELLOW LIVESTRONG BRACELETS LOOK LIKE URINE TEST BRACELETS NOW AND LANCELOT OBVIOUSLY WILL TURN TO POLITICS NOW THAT HE HAS PASSED THE BASIC INTRODUCTORY COURSE!!

711 days ago
33.

Rich    

Landis have been after Lance for years. Telling his LIES. He and the other are so jealous of Lance. I really don't believe the USADA, they are a fraud.

711 days ago
34.

SoWhat    

The USADA still has not provided any real proof or evidence to back up their claims against Lance. The only thing they have ever gone by is their accusations and some other cyclists that have already been caught cheating and all those cyclists don't have anything more than accusations as well, still no evidence that Lance ever did anything wrong.

711 days ago
35.

KnuckleDragger    

No empirical evidence.

711 days ago
36.

A1A    

No defense anymore for Lance. But, and this is really sad and somewhat a commentary on the sport, do some research on those 11 teammates, and then look at who moved up on the podiums after Lance's Tour titles were stripped, and just see how many of those names have "doping" tied to them. Almost all of them. Lance won his races, during a time when almost everyone in the top 25% of racing was doping. No excuse, but just a commentary. I used to dope too, almost 40 years ago I was doing cheap Mexican grass to improve my "stoner competitiveness" but I had to give it up.

711 days ago
37.

Sandie    

The guy cheated... Notice he does NOT use the words "They Lied"... Because he knows they didn't!!... You need to stop sticking up for a cheater! He's a smirking smug cheater, That's finally been called on it!..

711 days ago
38.

Joao    

Lance, you arrogant, cheating bastard. You thought your sh1t didn't stink, bragging about your atheism, treating others like crap and how you despised having to pretend to be a caring person when attending events for charities.. Well, the gig is up, you're busted. To quote the BIBLE what is hidden will be revealed. You got your more than 15mins of fame now turned infamy as so you deserve.

711 days ago
39.

HRH Prince Michael    

@John: Whoa, whoa, WOE: Clearly, -like many- you have never given FIVE-MINUTES of service to MY country, yet, you believe I should LEAVE?


On the contrary: It is MY DUTY to FIGHT for the betterment of MY country. Obviously, you've long surrendered to the corrupt and foul forces that have desecrated and defiled nearly every aspect of America.
So, crawl back into your hole, and keep your impotent, ineffective, and irrelevant opinions to yourself.

711 days ago
40.

ManiacalZebra    

If 11 of his teammates said he was doping, it's harder to believe that the USADA was just out to get him. It sounds like a lot of people knew the truth.

711 days ago
41.

John    

People get a clue.. The USADA is not a real court of law. They can find him guilty without any REAL proof.. He tried to fight them and even took them to real court and they can't stop the USADA either.

Basically the USADA can find him guilty however they want and he has no way of fighting it.

So before you take the easy way out and call him a cheater based on titles of articles finding him guilty of... in a fake court... get a clue and prove he did it..

No way he could fool very test in the world 500 times at random.. and samples still around were retested and nothing..

The USADA is a bull**** org. and everyone in it should be tossed out. all the years in the medical field there is no one that I ever heard of being able to cheat like that.. I know dealing with tests for major companies we never seen anyone be that good..

711 days ago
42.

Gabe    

His wife was there for him through cancer; he was not there for her during her cancer battle. This shows his character; the dude's a cheat and a loser!

711 days ago
43.

paul a.    

This guy should be on Obama's re-election team. Everything bad is someone else's fault

711 days ago
44.

drjimmy    

Hey people relax! The whole sport dopes! These guys are rats!!!! Because they were all doping as well and turned on a fellow doper...why??? Cause he won. They all doped and he still beat them. Floyd Landis is the biggest loser of the bunch!! So if you want to call Lance a cheater,,,,then you have to call them all cheaters!!!
But above all that....look at Armstrongs charity work and see the true worth of the man.

711 days ago
45.

Vaderiffic    

Why did they all turn him in 10 years after it happened, they are just a bunch of back stabers themselves. They used too!

711 days ago
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