Squiggle, January 18, 2013
I'm on nightshift following the Cyclingnews live text update. Anyone else up watching?
I think regardless of it's impact on the sport it's a bit of a once in a lifetime story. 10 minutes to go!!!
I'm tuned in on Discovery, he's admitted everything so far, apart from doping after 2005
posted by Gkam84 [6474 posts] 18th January 2013 - 3:21
He is saying now he deserves what's happening to him. No shit, Sherlock! That and worse!
"Just as every cop is a criminal, and all the sinners saints".
posted by LondonCalling [118 posts] 18th January 2013 - 3:43
Hmmm I can smell a bit of BS! 2005 not sure about that one, and did he really try to justify using Testosterone cos of his one nad!?!?
posted by Squiggle [397 posts] 18th January 2013 - 3:43
Part One has just finish, here is a little summary.
He took drugs before the cancer but was not ruthless.
The cancer gave him a 'All or nothing' attitude.
He then doped for all seven Tours, but denied taking anything in 2009/10
He took a cocktail of Testosterone (to compensate for his lowered levels [yep, blamed one nad]) Blood doping (it was his blood anyway) and EPO (which could not be tested for) all to 'Level the playing field.'
He always rode the tour clean and talked about scheduling; however he later in the interview admitted that the Cortazone test was positive and was a cover up by the team via a back dated prescription for saddle sores.
He did not name anyone outside USPS but suggested the majority of the tour was doping ('all bar 5 guys who are heroes.')
He suggests that first Landis then his comeback tipped the momentum of evidence towards the USADA report.
He admitted being a bully and automatically branding others liars to cover up.
posted by bikeboy76 [353 posts] 18th January 2013 - 4:50
BBC Timeline if you want the important quotes:
Part two focuses on Sponsors and Livestrong (Saturday 2am GMT)
I'd love to write a long piece here about my personal opinion but I need to got to bed... and get a proper job.
posted by bikeboy76 [353 posts] 18th January 2013 - 5:05
I'd love to see a transcript of the interview if anyone finds one.
posted by Squiggle [397 posts] 18th January 2013 - 9:10
posted by djb123 [42 posts] 18th January 2013 - 12:18
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