Lance Armstrong reportedly named names under oath in November
Lance Armstrong revealed the names of people who provided him with performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career under oath last year, according to USA Today.
The disgraced cyclist faced questions as part of a recent lawsuit in November, and his written answers were obtained by the newspaper.
Armstrong said Johan Bruyneel, his longtime team manager, was involved with his doping.
“Johan Bruyneel participated in or assisted with Armstrong’s use of PEDs, and knew of that use through their conversations and acts,” Armstrong said, according to the report.
Bruyneel, who is awaiting results from a December arbitration hearing with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, was not named in Armstrong’s confession to Oprah Winfrey in January 2013.
“I can look everyone right in the eye. I have never endangered anyone’s health,” Bruyneel told Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad last year, according to the Telegraph. “I can’t go into detail because of the ongoing case. But I can tell you one thing: I am not a devil. The public may think that now, but in time everyone will get a better understanding of the situation. And then the picture will change. According to the USADA report I was the mastermind behind the most sophisticated doping system ever, but that’s not true. I’m convinced of that.”
Armstrong said four men provided him with performance-enhancing drugs -- trainer Pepi Marti, Dr. Pedro Celaya, Dr. Luis Garcia del Moral and Dr. Michele Ferrari -- all part of his cycling entourage. Armstrong also said three people delivered drugs he used to cheat in races -- masseuse Emma O’Reilly, bike mechanic Julien de Vriese and Philippe Maire -- according to the report.
Armstrong also said he typically supervised his own use of drugs, that he used the drug EPO as early as 1995 but denied cheating in his comeback in 2009 and 2010. He also denied cheating during his comeback in the Winfrey interview.