In a series of emails to cycling officials and sponsors, seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong is being accused of doping by Floyd Landis. Landis also admitted his recent involvement with doping.
After winning the Tour De France in 2006, Landis’ doping test came back positive, voiding his win in the race. As a result, he was banned from cycling by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
Armstrong’s coach, Johan Bruyneel, played a role in Landis’ doping, according to an email. It was Bruyneel who educated Landis on performance enhancement drugs, said Landis.
The Wall Street Journal has confirmed that the emails it reviewed are from Landis. Not all of the correspondence have been confirmed to be from him at this time, however.
The emails also outlined a number of American riders other than Armstrong who bamboozled the anti-doping system by way of blood transfusions and other methods used to help return blood levels back to normal levels.
Armstrong has yet to respond to these allegations. It’s not the first time he’s been accused of using performance enhancement drugs. Nonetheless, Armstrong has been acquitted of all accounts.