May 20, 2010

Lance Armstrong dismisses Floyd Landis' doping claims

Posted: 05:20 PM ET


Seven-times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has dismissed claims by former team mate Floyd Landis that he used performance-enhancing drugs.

Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour victory after a positive test for testosterone, has confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs and accused others, including Armstrong, of doping.

"We have nothing to hide. We have nothing to run from," Armstrong, who was Landis's team leader at U.S. Postal, told reporters before crashing out of Thursday's fifth stage of the Tour of California.

"(The allegations) they're not even worth getting in to. I'm not going to waste your time or my time. I think history speaks for itself here. We've all followed this case (Landis) for the last four years."

Armstrong, who was taken to hospital after a heavy fall early in Thursday's stage, said Landis, had no credibility.

"This is a man that's been under oath several times and had a very different version," Armstrong said.


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Hugh in California   May 20th, 2010 6:52 pm ET

Floyd Landis, now there's a man whose word I can trust - NOT!!!

Smith in Oregon   May 20th, 2010 7:50 pm ET

Lance Armstrong is a cancer survivor and a true American hero.

Floyd Landis on the other hand has zero creditability, has given sworn testimony that is entirely contrary to this outburst and has a great many of team owners and fellow cyclists shaking there heads at how far Floyd Landis has fallen.

Unfortunately Lance Armstrong is one of the most frequently tested atheletics in active sports today, and that is mostly of his own request.

I couldn't imagine weighing the joy's and skill level that is needed by Lance Armstrong to put up with constant requests for blood and urine samples at all hours of the day and night.

I guess that is why Lance Armstrong is the only 7 time Tour of France champion that has ever lived and has the heart and determination of a true American champion whom all Americans can support and feel good about.

Kevin   May 20th, 2010 8:59 pm ET

So Floyd is trying to change his 15 seconds of fame from an "under oath" liar, to putting the finger on truly great cyclists. I say Floyd get off the stage and practice the lines for your next career, "would you like fries with that"

T Mitchell   May 20th, 2010 9:04 pm ET

I'm glad Lance is doing well after the "spectacular" crash – but please understand that viewers are concerned about everyone....not just Lance.

Please update us on all the other racers...there were alot of people laying around after the crash (according to your own pictures).

Why do you act like nobody else matters? They do! And we are here to say so!!

How are the other racers?????

Gen   May 21st, 2010 9:48 am ET

Landis – are you crazy or what?! - I cannot believe after all of this time that you are slandering Armstrong yet again. Dude – shut-up! Armstrong has been tested and evaluated Ad-nauseum and nothing was ever found to be even slightly amiss! Just because you got busted lying and cheating is no excuse for you to be smearing other atheletes. Go lick your wounds in private – pretend that you're a man and endure your punishment with some dignity.

Nana Brown   May 21st, 2010 2:11 pm ET

Lance Armstrong has had cancer, but does this make him special? No. He is a great cyclist yes no doubt. He is human. His arrogance is going to be his demise..... how a man treats his wife and family is what tells about him.

americangal   May 21st, 2010 3:35 pm ET

No sports hero in history has ever been drug tested as exhaustively as Lance Armstrong. If Landis is telling the truth, then Armstrong, Hincapie, Zabriskie (and the other cyclists Landis has fingered) should have tested positive many, many times. Yet none of these athletes has ever tested positive. How can Landis explain this pink elephant?

muttle2   May 22nd, 2010 4:46 pm ET

Landis not only a cheat but a Rat. what a low life

muttle2   May 22nd, 2010 4:48 pm ET

It is simple that is how I see it

tozzer   May 23rd, 2010 1:22 am ET

Wow! I can't believe all the people who are naive enough to keep supporting Lance. If you don't believe he doped, then you are living in a fantasy world. I loved him and followed his career closely for years until I woke up and accepted that endorsements and viewer ratings trump the truth. You can't succeed as a professional cyclist without doing drugs. Armstrong stayed on top with simply the best drugs in the sport. His doctors deserve a place in the hall of fame.

And don't get me started on Rafael Nadal....

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