Lance Armstrong Myths & Facts

Lance Armstrong Myths & Facts

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FACT: Lance has been targeted because he was the most skilled—and aggressive—doper, not because of his cycling. According to USADA, Lance had “ultimate control not only over his own drug use, which was extensive, but over the doping culture of his team,” going so far as to intimidate teammates into saddling up to drugs—or to face being replaced. What’s more, Lance had final say over the “small army” of doctors, directors and drug smugglers his team employed—an army that was paid not only to stay one step ahead of drug testers, but also to design and facilitate an intense, systematic drug regimen “in large part to benefit Armstrong.”