Fallen cycling star, Lance Armstrong, has shed new light on his doping scandal.
According to a report published by USA Today, Armstrong has provided specific names of all of the people involved in getting, and administering him the performance-enhancing drugs he admitted to using throughout his career, in a 2013 interview with Oprah.
The new report reads:
Lance Armstrong named names and provided additional new details about his doping practices when he was compelled to respond to questions under oath in a recent lawsuit – his first publicly revealed answers under oath since his famous confession to Oprah Winfrey in January 2013.
The answers came last November but weren’t made public until Wednesday, when they were obtained by USA TODAY Sports after being filed in federal court by an attorney for former cycling teammate Floyd Landis as part of another lawsuit.
When asked who provided him with performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career, Armstrong replied with four names: trainer Pepi Marti, Dr. Pedro Celaya, Dr. Luis Garcia del Moral and Dr. Michele Ferrari, all part of Armstrong’s cycling entourage.
When asked who delivered the drugs he used to cheat in races, Armstrong replied with more names: masseuse Emma O’Reilly, bike mechanic Julien de Vriese and Philippe Maire, who has previously been described as “Motoman,” a motorbike courier.
What is particularly interesting about Armstrong’s testimony, is that almost all of the people named have, at various times, denied involvement; including team manager, Johan Bruyneel, who is also named in the report as knowing, through conversation, of Armstrong’s acts.
Previously, Armstrong hadn’t given names of anyone who assisted him publicly. In a November 2013 lawsuit filed against him by Acceptance Insurance, he reached a settlement in which he would not have to give a public deposition. The information in this report was discovered after being filed in federal court, by an attorney for Armstrong’s former cycling teammate, Floyd Landis as part of another lawsuit.