Is Lance Armstrong a fraud? Floyd Landis: “At some point, people have to tell their kids that Santa Claus isn’t real”

From: abcnews…

Over the course of a 90-minute interview, Landis described in detail for “Nightline” how he says he and fellow cyclists — his former friends — doped during the Tour de France.

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CLICK HERE to watch the full report on Floyd Landis, Lance Armstrong and performance-enhancing drugs in cycling [in three parts: “Did Lance Cheat?” “Under Pressure” and “Continuing Details” – ed.]

“If I’m taking on Lance Armstrong, then that should be evidence enough that there’s a problem with the system, because I’m saying it — a bunch of people did it,” Landis said. “Look. At some point, people have to tell their kids that Santa Claus isn’t real. I hate to be the guy to do it, but it’s just not real.”

We asked Landis: You’re saying Lance Armstrong is a fraud?

“Well, it depends on what your definition of fraud is,” Landis said. “I mean it — look — if he didn’t win the Tour, someone else that was doped would have won the Tour. In every single one of those Tours.”

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Nightline: I have to say, Floyd, you say it in such a matter-of-fact way. And yet, this is a man, Lance Armstrong, who has denied up and down for a decade that he’s on anything but his butt … Anything but just hard work.

Landis: I denied it as well.

Nightline: You’re saying Lance Armstrong is a liar.

Landis: Yes, I suppose, if that’s the question, yes.

From: cyclingnews…

When asked why he chose to come forward to ABC News Landis said, “It’s about the truth. It’s about me feeling better for having mislead the public. I would like to take this opportunity to just say that I’m sorry for having lied. I’m glad I don’t have to lie. It was hard to do interviews where I was lying. I didn’t feel good about those.”

One thought on “Is Lance Armstrong a fraud? Floyd Landis: “At some point, people have to tell their kids that Santa Claus isn’t real”

  1. I think Agent Novitzky is right on the money with his investigation. It doesn’t matter what it costs , the American way is to do things truthfully and it’s important we have federal agents like Agent Novitzky who’s work reminds us that our country is built on fine morals and cheats don’t pro

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