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how to make it work here for everybody. absorb all the people flooding in from all over africa, continue to make mandela's dream a reality, maybe there's hope for the rest of us. lance armstrong salutes the crowd. seven time winner of tour de france. >> a moment of triumph now turned epic disgrace. after years of strenuous denial, in january lance armstrong finally admitted in an interview with oprah winfrey that he had used performance enhancing drugs. >> i view the situation as one big lie. >> the united states anti-doping agency or usada said that
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armstrong was part of an organized effort by the u.s. postal team to dupe the public and fool authorities. >> you're looking at the bernie madoff of sport. this is the biggest fraud in the history of sport. the biggest. he couldn't have done it alone. >> and a book just out this week adds fuel to that fire. detailing an alleged conspiracy and coverup throughout every level of the sport. the author spoke to anderson cooper. >> it's not just the doping. it's all the stuff around the doping. the sheer number of people who had an interest in protecting sort of lance incorporate rated as you worded it. >> we view this about a business, enterprise essentially. and cheating was at the heart of it. >> the book claims that rock star sheryl crowe, then armstro armstrong's partner, also knew of his drug abuse. >> you feel like your spouses,
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your wives, you can't hide it from them. it's too much a part of the daily life. >> since then, armstrong has been stripped of his seven tour de france victories, banned from his sport, left his charity, and lost nearly everything. but he hopes comments like these he made on the o.w.n. network -- >> they are my mistake. i'm sorry for that. >> -- might be enough to help restore his reputation. >> you win the tour de france seven times, happy marriage, children. it's just this mythic perfect story. and it wasn't true. >> it's the greatest sports story ever told in many ways. that's why it's been the most traumatic fall from grace. >> yes or no, did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. my cocktail, so to speak, was only epl, but not a lot. transfusions and testosterone.
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>> doping he told winfrey, was just part of doing business. >> we have to have air in our tires, or we have to have water in our bottles. that was, in my view, part of the job. >> are you saying that's how common it was? >> the comparison to air in your tires or water in your bottles are ridiculous. nobody comes after you for putting air in your tires and you don't sue people for air in your tires. >> doping may have been prevalent, but armstrong said it was never the sophisticated system usada claimed. >> it was definitely professional. and it was definitely smart, if you can call it that, but it was very conservative, very risk averse. >> he also disputed claims that he was the ring leader who forced teammates into doping. >> the idea that anybody was forced or pressured or
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encouraged is not true. >> he called the shots. if you're going to be on the team to win the tour de france, you have to have a certain performance level. and if you don't have that level, you're not going to make the team. it's that simple. >> and when people accused him of doping, armstrong demolished them. >> i was a bully in the sense that i tried to control the narrative, and if i didn't like what somebody said and for whatever reasons in my own head whether i viewed that as somebody being disloyal or a friend turning on you, whatever. i tried to control that. that's a lie, they're liars. >> i think the public will forgive him for doping, but it's the bullying. >> he sidestepped questions about certain people whose lives he tried to ruin when he knew they were telling the truth. >> now armstrong is facing the fight of his life in the courts. >> he opened himself up to all sorts of charges of fraud that he defrauded the race. he defrauded the postal service.
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he defrauded anyone who gave him money on the assumption he was playing by the rules. >> and that's not even the worst of it. armstrong is now fighting a federal whistle blower case where damages could be set as high as $120 million. >> well, i was stunned that he did the interview at all. any lawyer would have said say nothing. say nothing. he only hurt himself. >> so why do the interview at all? >> well, i think it's possible that in some small ways this interview could help him. so he has to start somewhere, but i think if he's going to have some measure of redemption, there's some necessary steps he would have gotten out of the way but he hasn't come fully cleans. >> usada says coming fully clean means testifying under oath. something that so far armstrong has refused to do. >> he has information usada wants. they want it badly. they want to know how the whole thing works.
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>> he refused to go into details about quite a few things about the system of doping, about the system of avoidance and detection. >> usada says details they need to hear before they lift the sporting ban. >> he's an athlete. lifetime. and he wants to continue that. he wants redemption. he wants to come back in the public eye. he wants to do good. >> like the good he did with livestrong, the foundation he started, helped in raising half a billion dollars and now may have fatally wounded. >> there's never been a more convincing denier. there's never been someone who has leveraged cancer patients as part of their doping denial. there has never been someone as entrusted and inspired by many. which means there's never been a sports figure who let down so many. >> and left so many angry after the interview. like his former friend betsy andreu. >> you owed it to me and you
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dropped the ball. after what you've done to me, what you've done to my family, and you couldn't own up to it. and now we're supposed to believe you? this is it. >> i don't think there's anyone who would have watched this interview and felt like he was 100% truthful. >> talking to winfrey, armstrong wouldn't discuss details about and andreu. >> i'm not going to take that on. >> wouldn't tell winfrey about how the system worked. >> you'd need a long time. >> and never talked about how the drug use he long denied was ultimately uncovered. next, the story lance armstrong wouldn't tell you. [ male announcer ] this store knows how to handle a saturday crowd.
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you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. (aaron) purrrfect. (vo) meee-ow, business pro. meee-ow. go national. go like a pro. lance armstrong entered cycling as a brash, young competitor. full of enthusiasm but limited in his all-around ability. his mentor then was the australian racer phil anderson. >> did he strike you in those days as a cyclist who could eventually win the tour de france? >> for me, no.
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to be a good tour rider, you have to be a good mountain climber. and he wasn't particularly strong in those two areas. to me he didn't have what it took in those early years. >> lance armstrong was then with the american motorola team. so, too, was new zealander steven swart. steven swart said that in 1995 when phil anderson had left the team, the riders complained that their european opponents were doping. >> did you talk with lance armstrong about the need to start using epo to be competitive? >> we had a discussion about it, yeah. >> what did mr. armstrong say? >> he said if we're going to do the tour, we've got to perform. we need the results. >> what did that mean? >> i think he just -- didn't
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have to be a rocket scientist to figure it out. you know? if we were going to be competitive, there was only one road to take. >> was there a discussion about doping in any way with mr. swart? >> the only aspect that is true was that he was on the team. beyond that, not true. >> the doping allegations arose in a case brought by lance armstrong against an insurer based in dallas, texas, who provided huge bonuses paid to armstrong for winning the tour de france in successive years. >> these are the checks making the first two payments under the contract. these checks represent what he won on the fourth and the fifth making those payments for $1.5 million and then $3 million. >> attorney jeff tilertson represented the insurer who refused to pay a further $5 million when armstrong won his sixth tour de france in 2004.
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>> obviously no one would want to guarantee a payment to an event that was fiked or to which someone was cheating, because then that's a risk no one would take. >> jeff tilertson has done something usada has been unable tootd. >> whether it's a blessing or curse, i'm the only lawyer that has taken sworn testimony from lance armstrong and had him deny under oath that he has used performance enhancing drugs. >> you understand you are giving testimony as if you are in a court of law. do you understand that? >> correct. >> and that penalties of perjury attack to this deposition just like they would in a court of law proceeding. >> of course. >> these sworn depositions from lance armstrong and other key witnesses laid the foundation for later investigations including usada's. and as those investigations progressed, the legend of lance
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armstrong began to unravel. >> armstrong has the advantage here. he's on the right side of these riders. >> like most riders, lance armstrong dreamed of winning the tour de france, cycling's most prestigious race. >> he gets it up the line! lance armstrong -- >> in his first tour, he won a stage. but three years later, it looked like his dream had died. in this film for his cancer charity livestrong, armstrong described what happened. >> i had excruciating health cares, blurry vision, coughing up of blood. i had been debating on whether or not to go to the doctor for a long time. but finally went. he said, lance, i hate to tell you this, but you have advanced testicular cancer. next, the shattering diagnosis, the epic comeback, and the first signs of scandal. i have low testosterone. there, i said it.
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cycling legend lance armstrong had just been diagnosed with cancer. it was october 1996. and his closest friends gathered around. among them betsy andreu and his fiance frankie who was close to armstrong and rode with him. armstrong was due to consult with his doctors. what happened next shocked betty andreu to the core. >> when the doctors came, i suggested we leave to give him his privacy. he said that's okay, you can
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stay. so we stayed. the doctor started asking questions and then have you used performance enhancing drugs. he rattled off epo, testosterone, growth hormone, and steroids. my eyes popped out of my head and frankie said i think we should leave the room, and we left the room. and frankie and i had just been engaged six weeks previously. i said that's how he got his cancer. if you are doing that, i'm not marrying you. >> years later, betsy and frankie andreu recalled what happened under oath. >> the doctor asked him a couple questions and then came the question have you ever taken any performance enhancing drugs. and lance said yes. the doctor said what were they and he said epo, growth hormone, cortisone, steroids, and testosterone. >> what is it mr. armstrong said in response to the doctor asking
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him about use of performance enhancing drugs? >> i don't know how the doctor phrased the question, but his response was that he had taken epo and testosterone and growth hormone and cortisone. >> also in the hospital that day was stephanie macelvane who worked as a rep for one of his main sponsors oakley. >> when we were deposed the day after stephanie called me sobbing. she said her husband was called into one of the higher ups in the company where he is vice president for oakley, one of lance's sponsors. and stephanie was told if you make the company look bad, you're go i think to lose your job. and so we said, that's it. she's going to lie. she's going to lie. she's not going to say it happened. >> were you ever at a hospital room or other part of the hospital with mr. armstrong where he said anything about performance enhancing drugs?
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>> no. >> do you have any recollection of any doctor in your presence asking mr. armstrong if he used in the past any performance enhancing drugs or substances? >> no. >> all right. >> stephanie macelvane gave her sworn deposition at oakley's headquarters. she received a phone call from an american cycling legend. >> hello? >> stephanie? >> yeah. >> this is greg lemond. >> who? >> greg lemon. >> hi. how are you? >> how are you doing? >> good, how are you? >> he insisted he never took drugs. lemond had fallen out with lance armstrong who he suspected of doeping. and in 2004, he and stephanie
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spoke frankly about what occurred in the hospital. >> i heard from a source outside of the group here of what happened at the hospital, and betsy and i've talked a little bit. and i'm not asking you to do anything you would never want to do, but, you know, if i did get down to where it was a -- you know, a lawsuit, would you be willing to testify or -- >> if i was subpoenaed, i would. because i'm not going to lie. you know, i was in that room. i heard it and you know -- >> what stephanie didn't know was that greg lemond was secretly recording their conversation. >> lance armstrong's lawyers immediately backed off this issue, and we presented to the panel that stephanie macelvane had told two different stories about what happened in the hospital room. >> and you heard her testimony
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regarding certain -- >> in her last public statement, macelvane insisted she had no knowledge of armstrong ever using performance enhancing drugs. and he and his doctors also maintained he was never asked about them. >> do you deny the statements that miss andreu attributed to you in the indiana university hospital? >> 100%. absolutely. >> did any medical person ask you while you were at the hospital whether you had used any sort of performance enhancing drugs or substances? >> no. absolutely not. >> can you offer or can you help explain to me why miss andreu would make that up? >> well, she said in her deposition she hates me. >> is it your testimony that mr. and andreu also lied in saying he heard you?
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>> 100%. i feel for him. >> why do you say that? >> i think he's trying to back up his old lady. >> how has lance armstrong treated you following this incident? >> oh, i mean, how he has described me to people he presumed would never meet me is pretty amazing. think of just any derogatory adjective. you know, basically i'm nuts, just crazy. i'm really jealous. i'm hateful. i'm vindictive. i'm bitter. and so this has been a quest to clear my name. because i never, ever, ever lied about anything. ever. >> two days after the andreus gave their sworn evidence, there
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was a -- to the chair of the team who treated armstrong for cancer. the endowment was funded by the lance armstrong foundation. >> i just want to be clear, these are very separate issues. i'm endowing funding a chair for somebody who saved my life. >> doping and denial. it would only get worse. next, the teammate who says he doped by armstrong's side. i'm angela, and i didn't think i could quit smoking but chantix helped me do it. i told my doctor i think i'm... i'm ready. [ male announcer ] along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. it reduces the urge to smoke. i knew that i could smoke for the first 7 days. i knew that i wasn't putting nicotine back into my body to try to quit. [ male announcer ] some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. if you notice any of these, stop chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of mental health problems,
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throughout the 1990s, cyclists and their teams worked hard to cover up the increasing use of performance enhancing drugs. their job was made easier by the fact that the drug of choice in the peloton at the time, epo, was undetectable. so popular was epo, that the peloton invented a term for riders who didn't use it. >> the translation was riding on bread and water. so, yeah, i guess for the first few months of the '97 season, i was riding on poniagwa.
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bread and water. >> hamilton started out as a drug-free rider. but when he joined the u.s. postal service team, he saw riders getting preferential treatment. they would be given white lunch bags between races. he wanted his lunch bag too. >> the doctor at u.s. postal service said i had enormous potential. so basically eventually when i was invited to -- when i was given my first white lunch bag, it was a sign to me that they believe in me, they believe in my potential, and they believe my long-term talent. >> the lunch bags contained the banned drug epo designed to raise a he mat krit level. >> your he mat krits are your
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red blood cells in your body. they care oxygen to your muscles. the higher amount, the better your muscles will operate under stress. the more red blood cells you have, the faster you're going to ride a bike. >> so what was the doctor's solution to raising those levels? >> a couple months before, maybe a month and a half before my first tour de france, it was epo. >> under uci rules at the time, riders were allowed a he mat krit level of 50% but no higher. tyler hamilton said doctors would tell riders what their glow time was with different drugs. >> you were given the limits on what product would -- how long you'd glow for. how long you'd test positive for. as long as you played by what
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the team doctors told you, it was more or less -- at the time it was pretty easy to pass these tests. i passed a couple hundred doping controls myself. >> when lance armstrong joined the u.s. postal service team in 1998 following his recovery from cancer, he shared a room with tyler hamilton. >> did you both talk about drugs together? >> we did. we did. and, you know, didn't -- it wasn't -- every conversation wasn't about drugs, but we talked about it behind closed doors. absolutely. absolutely. '98, i was pretty green so i asked a lot of questions. i learned a lot. >> tyler hamilton says lance armstrong was surprisingly relaxed about where he kept his epo. >> when i was at his house in france, i asked him for some. he kindly said yeah, no problem. and it was just on the inside
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door of his refrigerator. just in the box that it came in. i was surprised it was right there out in the open. >> french police began investigations and fest tee that's doctor was questioned under the anti-drug act. >> as the 1998 tour de france got underway, the lid was broken off systematic doping in the peloton. >> it was pretty clear it was a major problem. the french police are arresting team members or followers with industrial quantities of doping substances and equipment. >> the following year, the tour de france was billed as the tour of renewal.
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teams were terrified of being raided. but lance armstrong came prepared with a delivery man in tow called motoman. >> he was this gardener/handyman for lance armstrong. he carried the performance enhancing drugs. to get the epo, we came up with a plan. and it had motoman involved where he would follow the race, always stay within probably a half hour drive of our -- motorcycle drive of our hotel. he would wait for a phone call on a secret phone. when you had to do a delivery, you do a delivery. >> armstrong coming up now. can he get off to a great start in the tour de france? he's certainly ahead. and at this point, 2.51. lance armstrong with that performance i think may have done enough. >> this is where the legend
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began. on the very first day of his comeback tour de france, lance armstrong won the prologue. three weeks later, less than three years after being diagnosed with cancer, he won his first tour de france. it would be the first of seven. armstrong was now a legend in his sport, a sport tainted at the highest level. next, doctors, coaches, and coverup. just by talking to a helmet. it grabbed the patient's record before we even picked him up. it found out the doctor we needed was at st. anne's. wiggle your toes. [ driver ] and it got his okay on treatment from miles away. it even pulled strings with the stoplights. my ambulance talks with smoke alarms and pilots and stadiums. but, of course, it's a good listener too. [ female announcer ] today cisco is connecting the internet of everything. so everything works like never before.
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lance armstrong was charging to victory in tour de france, cycling's biggest race. but says tyler hamilton, not without help. hamilton says that after finishing a stage, he, armstrong, and their teammate ken livingston would inject themselves with epo in the team's camper. just meters from the excited fans outside. >> that was nerve-racking, because you were right there in the heart of the tour de france. you know, thousands and thousands of people around your -- hovering around the team camper. and we had this performance enhancing drug. i remember just trying to get rid of it as quickly as possible. there was one for lance, one for kevin, and one for myself. you quickly just stuck it in, got rid of it. then it was quickly hidden away typically in like a coke can. all three viles would go into a
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coke can, crush it, give it to a team doctor to dispose. >> but it didn't all go to plan. lance armstrong was tested for drugs during the tour. and one of his samples revealed a significant level of a banned cortico steroid. emma's duties included to giving armstrong a massage after his rides. during one of these massages, she says an urgent discussion took place between armstrong and the team's management. >> the conversation was what are we going to do, here's a problem, we need a solution and how do we act upon the solution. and are we happy with the solution. so the problem was lance had tested high in the cortisone. the solution was prescription. what was the prescription for, why was he taking it?
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are we all happy with that? we're happy with that. let's get the team doctor to write a prescription. >> dr. louis demoral has been now issued with a lifetime sporting ban by the agency usada. emily o'reilly says he issued for cortisone cream for saddle sores and back dated it. >> had he complained to you about saddle sores? >> no. the whole thing was just a back dated prescription to help kind of explain his elevated cortisone level in the test of prologue. >> of course, if he had been prescribed this cream, then it should have been listed as a -- on the exemption. >> exactly. and it wasn't because he wasn't taking the cream. it was just purely back dated to cover up that cortisone elevation, yeah. the back dated prescription was rigged to suit the test.
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>> when she was subpoenaed to give sworn evidence, emma o'reilly insisted that her memory was clear. >> is there any doubt in your mind as to what happened and what you heard? >> none whatsoever. at all. i can still to this day picture the whole scene vividly. >> she was labelled a traitor by lance armstrong. she was told she'd never work in the business again by the armstrong group. we found her to be extremely credible on the issues in which -- and the things she said she'd seen and done. >> lance armstrong escaped being sanctioned for having a banned cortico steroid in his system. in 2000, a test was introduced for epo. tyler hamilton says that he and lance armstrong continued to dope using microdoses of epo which would pass through the body more rapidly in an
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undetectable type. blood transfusions. blood would be taken from a cyclist, stored in a refrigerator, and reinfused at a later date. boosting the cyclist's red blood cells. >> it seemed kind of, sort of caveman-like. taking on your own blood. not seeing it for three or four weeks and then getting it back in. reinfusing it back in. >> who was organizing all of that? >> lance and the doctor. dr. delm o rks ral. >> the doctor said he will fight the doping charges at a hearing with usada. neither broou kneel or demoral have been charged with a crime.
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those tyler hamilton tells a very different story. he says that after stage 11 of the 2000 tour de france, he, lance armstrong, and kevin livingston had their blood reinfused. everything was handled by the team's management. >> we were in this small hotel. it was pretty wild. arrived in my room and it was, the staff had sort of prepared everything. the doctors. there was a blood bag taped up on the wall. hanging from the wall. you know, a red tube -- a tube filled with blood coming down. and basically, you know, injecting me here. i have pretty small veins, so the one place that always worked was right there. you can see the scars today.
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>> tyler hamilton says the three riders lay on beds in adjoining rooms with an open door between them. >> could you see lance armstrong? >> yeah. that question's been asked a lot. yeah, i saw him. i saw his bag of blood. i saw it in his arm, yeah. >> they were taking a huge gamble. >> i'm glad we didn't get caught. i would have been -- we all would have been -- serious stuff. and now looking back, oh, my god. what was i doing? but you're so deep into it, you know, you don't even have time to take a half step back and look at the big picture. >> in 2005, lance armstrong denied under oath ever having received a blood transfusion. >> you've never used your own
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blood for doping purposes, for example? >> absolutely -- that would be banned. >> i'm not trying to agitate you. i'm just trying to make sure your testimony is clear. >> okay. >> all right. >> the whole point of blood doping is to increase the number of red cells in your circulation. the blood transfusions have the advantage of not being detectable. even today we don't have a foolproof method of establishing when an athlete has reinfused their own blood. >> so does that mean that athletes now and cyclists now are transfusing their own blood back into themselves? >> there's no doubt. there's no doubt that's happening. next, a new test for doping expo exposes armstrong's old secrets. ♪
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in 2005, lance armstrong won an unprecedented seventh victory in tour de france. then left the stage to huge
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acclaim. but the epo motoman had delivered had come back to haunt him. in a france newspaper, he was accused of lying about performance enhancing drugs. >> in french it means that, yes, he's a liar. that all histo story is a lie. all his story is a lie. >> an investigative journalist for le mooe quipe had said they had proof that he took epo during the 1999 tour de france. [ speaking in french ] 'le mooe they had proof that he took epo during the 1999 tour de france. [ speaking in french ] le mooe q had proof that he took epo
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during the 1999 tour de france. [ speaking in french ] >> but the stronger scientific evidence he was doping comes from this french laboratory. testers here found clear evidence of epo in samples which were later identified as lance armstrong's. during the '99 tour which armstrong won, urine samples from the riders were sent to this lab on the outskirts on paris to be tested. so what is this room? >> this is the epo room.
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in this room we perform the anti-doping analysis. >> at the time a test for epo was still not ready. >> the test for detection of epo was developed in this laboratory. so i personally helped the development of this test. and it took a very long time. it took about six years to develop this test. and it was ready in 2000. >> four years later, as part of the lab's research but not as part of a formal testing process, the 1999 samples were re-examined. and some were found to contain the banned drug. six samples given by lance armstrong were found to contain epo. >> why was it only revealed years later that these samples belonged to lance armstrong? >> it was only a coincidence of events. a journalist requested from the cycling governing body to have
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access to some of lance armstrong's doping control forms. the uci voluntarily gave all of armstrong's forms from that race to the journalist. who then cross-matched the lab numbers that were on those forms with the samples that had been analyzed quite separately by the l laboratory, and he was the one that matched the lab numbers to the samples that contained epo. >> mike cashedon is an expert for the uci who helped develop a blood test for epo for the sydney olympics. >> which of these samples belonged to lance armstrong? >> if we go to the doping control form, we see this and it responds with this sample here. and we see that for that sample, there was 100% basic ie so forms which tells us the system was
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flooded with synthetic epo when that sample was provided. >> at what stage in the tour was that taken? >> that was the prologue. that was the first day of the '99 tour. >> is there any doubt in your mind that the positive results for epo were scientifically correct? >> yes, they are scientifically correct. >> do you know whether or not the samples which -- >> under oath in 2005, lance armstrong insisted it wasn't true. >> i can only believe that they are not mine or have been manipulated. because when i pissed in the bottle, like i told you earlier. there was not epo in that piss or urine. >> l 'equip insists the samples contained epo.
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but the governing body, the uci, took no action against armstrong. >> rather than open their doors and say let's try and understand what's going on here inside of our sport, they instead as far as i could work out, tried to shut the case down. >> should the uci have acted on those results? >> in my view? of course they should have. they had the power to say you doped, you're out. >> on one other occasion, the uci chose not to act. in 2001, tyler hamilton alleges lance armstrong tested positive for epo. >> luckily we had the right people on our side. >> the test occurred during that year's tour of switzerland. tyler hamilton says lance armstrong's adviser on doping, the italian dr. ferrari, had
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told armstrong to take microdoses of epo to ensure he didn't test positive. usada says that in all, lance armstrong paid dr. ferrari more than a million dollars for his doping advice. but on this occasion, it went wrong. >> he told me he had a positive test for epo. which was very surprising, because, you know, it seemed like it was foolproof. >> my understanding is that a sample had been provided and analyzed by the laboratory and they had found that there was evidence of synthetic epo in that sample. >> while ferrari denies all allegations against him, he has been banned for life by usada. the uci and lance armstrong say tyler hamilton's claims about the 2001 test result are
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completely unfounded. lance armstrong is not alone among drug cheats. since 1998, more than a third of the top ten finishers in the tour de france have been linked to doping. but it wasn't until october 2012 that cycling's governing body took action against armstrong stripping him of his seven tour de france titles. for years, lance armstrong's position was absolutely clear. >> how could it have taken place -- >> in 2005, his denials were passionate. >> how many times do i have to say it? >> i'm just trying to make sure your testimony is clear. >> well, if it can't be any clearer that i've never taken drugs, then incidents like that could never have happened. how clear is that? >> despite his countless denials, by 2012 the pressure was inescapable and the evidence overwhelming. lance armstrong was stripped of
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his titles, high-profile sponsorships, and much of his prize money. he stepped away from his charity livestrong. in 2005 with uncanny foresight, armstrong had predicted what doping could do to his legend and his legacy. >> if you have a doping offense or you test positive, it goes without saying that you're fired from all of your contracts. not just the team, but there's numerous contracts that i have that would all go away. >> sponsorship agreements, for example. >> all of them. and the faith of all the cancer survivors around the world. so everything i do off of the bike would go away too. and don't think for a second i don't understand that. it's not about money for me. everything. it's also about the faith that people have put in me over the years. all of that would be erased. i don't need it to say in a contract you're fired if you
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test positive. that's not as important as losing the support of hundreds of millions of people. >> now millions of people have seen him confess to doping and to damaging a sport he says he loved. even as further details emerge about who doped, how they did it, and how cycling kept it quiet, questions remain. and armstrong likely knows many of the answers. only time will tell whether he ever chooses to come clean completely.
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