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Armstrong denies claims by Landis

By Michael Bearak     Jul 3, 2010 in Sports
Floyd Landis has continued his allegations that seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong was involved in blood doping while part of the United States Postal team.
Floyd Landis was stripped of his Tour de France victory in 2006 for blood doping but he has been giving interviews stating that Lance Armstong was involved in blood doping throughout his career. Landis' most recent article came last week in the Wall Street Journal.
In response to the article Armstrong's manager released a statement to the Associated Press saying that Landis' claims were, "a carton of sour milk: once you take the first sip, you don't have to drink the rest to know it has all gone bad."
The article published in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday stated that Armstrong and his teammates were receiving blood transfusions during the 2004 Tour. The article also went on to claim that bikes given to Armstrong were sold in order to fun the doping program.
As part of Armstong's response he stated, "Today's Wall Street Journal article is full of false accusations and more of the same old news from Floyd Landis, a person with zero credibility and an established pattern of recanting tomorrow what he swears to today."
"For years, sensational stories based on the allegations of ax-grinders -- have surfaced on the eve of the Tour for publicity reasons, and this article is simply no different," Armstrong said. "Lastly, I have too much work to do during this, my final Tour, and then after my retirement in my continued fight against cancer, to add any attention to this predictable pre-Tour sensationalism."
Armstrong has denied the repeated claims and allegations by Landis. The Tour de France starts on Saturday and Armstrong has already said that this will be his last.
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