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The Andreus were former friends of Armstrong. Betsy became close friends with Armstrong's ex-wife, Kristin Armstrong, when they were living in Europe. She has been one of Armstrong's most consistent and unapologetic critics.
"I am absolutely grateful to USADA. They didn't cave to political pressure nor to the once powerful Armstrong and his mafia tactics," Betsy Andreu said Thursday in an email to The AP. "You didn't need to dope to finish 111th in the Tour, but you needed to dope to be on Lance's Tour team and/or make the big money
." Although Frankie Andreu admitted to doping while on Armstrong's team, he did so reluctantly and expressed reservations.
"The evidence also includes direct documentary evidence including financial payments, emails, scientific data and laboratory test results that further prove the use, possession and distribution of performance enhancing drugs by Lance Armstrong and confirm the disappointing truth about the deceptive activities of the USPS Team, a team that received tens of millions of American taxpayer dollars in funding," USADA CEO Travis Tygart said in a statement. Read more: www.foxnews.com...
Originally posted by AgentX09
Just very sad.I wouldn't judge him to harshly unless YOU can say you wouldn't have done the same for wealth and fame.Now his life I over.His titles revoked,possible massive lawsuits,forever disgraced.
Originally posted by Goldcurrent
Of course Lance did much to inspire many people. Livestrong and his charity balances the fact he cheated.
Originally posted by AlreadyGone
I am wondering if his doping contributed to his testicular cancer.
I have read several articles and the scope of the investigation is pretty damning... including his wife, best friend and team member,... almost secret agent stuff at the level at which the doping and coverup occurred.
The other question that came to mind... Why was the US Postal Service sponsering a bike team considering the pending crisis in their operations? No wonder they are going belly up.
"to Nice in order to deliver a bottle of pills to Armstrong that she understood to be banned drugs"