Lance Armstrong’s post cancer aura of invincibility is starting to crash and burn before our very eyes.
Last month Armstrong was stripped of seven Tour De France championships by the USADA.
Today TMZ is reporting that 11 of Armstrong’s former United States Postal Service cycling teammates turned informant on him, and testified against him in an investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
Some of those cyclist include Floyd Landis, George Hincapie, and Tyler Hamilton.
The USADA released a statement on the matter.
he 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.”
“A program organized by individuals who thought they were above the rules and who still play a major and active role in sport today.”
Finally in what might be the most damaging statement, the USADA stated that its investigation into Armstrong uncovered “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.”
It will be very interesting to see how this shapes up terms of Armstrong’s overall legacy.