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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Do the Landis Emails mark the beginning of the fall from grace of cycling legend, Lance Armstrong?

Is this the end of Lance Armstrong?

Interestingly, there is a New Zealand connection in this article; Stephen Swart of Hamilton, former Armstrong team mate. Swart's mother, by the way, Gail Swart, is a former NZ representative track athlete.

"Lying in a tent at Gorak Shep, 5,170m above sea level in the heart of Nepal, you don’t expect Lance Armstrong to disturb the Himalayan peace. But a text message from a friend had done just that: “Landis, sensational confession, dynamite, implicated Armstrong and others.the six-hour trek down through Lobuche and Dughla to a cyber shack at Pheriche, one question recurred: why had Landis done it? Winner of the 2006 Tour de France, then disqualified after a positive drug test; he had spent two years and $2m in an unsuccessful attempt to clear his name. He returned to the sport after a two-year ban still preaching his innocence."
Read more here.

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