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Report: Lance Armstrong's Former Teammate Admits To "Systematic Doping"

When Floyd Landis’ made accusations back in April of endemic doping in cycling, federal prosecutors launched a probe into cheating in the sport and specifically into Lance Armstrong. Armstrong denied any wrongdoing, as he always has, noting that no proof or admissions by his teammates have ever surfaced.

But now, according to the New York Times, former teammates of Armstrong’s are coming forward with detailed claims that Armstrong and his former United States Postal Service team participated in systematic doping.

A former teammate of Armstrong said in a telephone interview Wednesday that he had spoken with investigators. He said he detailed some of his own drug use, as well as the widespread cheating that he said went on as part of the Postal Service team — all of which he said was done with Armstrong’s knowledge and encouragement.

Armstrong, who was in Denver, told The AP that he had "nothing to say" about the investigation.

More riders are expected to meet in front of the grand jury next week. Unfortunately for Lance Armstrong, whether he’s telling the truth or not, this story isn’t going away. Podium Cafe will keep an eye on this as it develops.