- The Guardian: Lance Armstrong’s team ‘ran most sophisticated doping programme ever’ ‘The 1,000-page report from the US Anti-Doping Agency sets out its case against Armstrong with damning clarity, depicting the former cycling hero, US national icon and cancer-campaigning champion as a bully who coerced his team-mates into using drugs and a cheat who paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for doping programmes’.
‘The US Anti-Doping Agency’s long-awaited report into the methods used by Armstrong and his team-mates to achieve his sainted status is unequivocal.’
- Sport Illustrated: USADA describes Armstrong as driving strategic doping operation | David Epstein ‘Ultimately, the evidence outlined in the report paints a picture of Armstrong not as an athlete who was simply one among a legion of reluctant dopers, but rather as something of a doping trailblazer who was organizing methods of doping and the evasive tactics that would conceal them.’
- NYDailyNews: Lance Armstrong not only used performance-enhancing drugs, cyclist pushed banned substances on teammates: U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report USADA says Lance Armstrong’s Postal Service cycling team ‘ran the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen’
- The Australian: Lance Armstrong’s former teammate spills the dirt on disgraced champion’s sordid regime
‘USADA said all but one of the 21 podium finishers in the Tour between 1999-2005 had been “directly tied to likely doping through admissions, sanctions, public investigations or exceeding the UCI hematocrit (red blood cell) threshold”.
- The Globe and Mail Lance Armstrong –part of the most sophisticated doping program ever seen.The material released by the U.S. anti-doping agency – which it is sending to the Union Cycliste Internationale, which governs the sport – paints a damning figure of doping within Armstrong’s United States Postal team.