Wiggins Says Armstrong Doped in 2009
Lance denies doping after 2005
Lance Armstrong admitted a lot of things last week while sitting across from Oprah, but Bradley Wiggins says it didn’t go far enough. While Armstrong confirmed that he doped from 1999-2005, he denied that he’d used PEDs when he made his Tour comeback in 2009.
According to ESPN, Wiggins, who finished in fourth in 2009, isn’t buying it:
I can still remember going toe to toe with him, watching the man I saw on the top of Verbier in 2009 to the man I saw on the top of Ventoux a week later when we were in doping control together. It wasn’t the same bike rider. You only have to watch the videos of how the guy was riding. I don’t believe anything that comes out of his mouth anymore.
But wait, there’s more!
When he started welling up about his 13-year-old son, and him asking what’s all this about. I never have to have that conversation with my own son. His father’s won the Tour clean and there’s this element of being quite smug about the whole thing.
Wiggins is backed by several authorities on biological passports, including Dr. Christopher Gore, head of physiology at the Australian Institute of Sport, who told USADA that the likelihood of Lance’s 2009 blood levels “occurring naturally was less than one in a million.”