Jean-Pierre Verdy, head of the French Anti-Doping Agency from 2006 to 2015, firmly believed that Lance Armstrong used the engine in the competition. This is what he confirmed in his book “Dopage: Ma guerre contre les tricheurs” (“Doping: My War with the Cheaters”).
-Lance Armstrong is the biggest liar. I still have a picture of Mountain View in my mind, where he left everyone and ran away alone.At the end of this stage, I called all the experts I know, they don’t even know how to use EPO to escape is possible [EPO to Erytropoetyna, hormon nielegalnie stosowany jako doping w sporcie – red.]. But everyone around me knows the game well, and there must be something wrong. Jean-Pierre Verdy added that it was not EPO that played a role.
Interestingly, this week, the 21-year-old Luke Armstrong, the son of a cyclist, was arrested for sexual assault. The incident was originally scheduled to occur in Austin three years ago. The 16-year-old girl now testifies that she asked Luke Armstrong to pick her up from a party where she was drinking. After that, she only remembers the moment she woke up in Armstrong’s house and was harassed by Luke.
Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France seven times in a row from 1999 to 2005, but was later stripped of his illegal title. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency cancelled the lifetime qualification.