Thursday, June 28, 2007

Lance goes (partly) Open in response to Walsh

From the Paceline,

Lance Armstrong's attorneys are making publicly available key documents referenced in the recently-published David Walsh book.


We've always thought that Armstrong paints his payout in the SCA case as being more of a vindication than the words in the award support. On the other hand, $7.5M speaks louder than a lot of words do. In the documents above, the ones that seem interesting to TBV are Tygart and Catlin saying none of the 12 USADA tests done on Armstrong were positive for anything, including r-EPO which features heavily in Walsh's book. Vaughters denies first hand knowledge of Armstrong, and says the infamous text message is gossip and speculation.

We added "partly" to the headline because this isn't a complete dump of the documents, nor does it include things relevant to the UK/Times case referenced in the Response Letter -- which would have been better as a PDF, by the way.

With this, we leave Lance-land.


Eightzero said...

Excellent! Lance goes wiki - it's the wave of the future.

GMR said...

In Lance's Open Letter to Dick Pound (2003)

The conduct that occurred in this case, and what I endured, should never have happened and steps must be taken to ensure that it never happens again and that there are meaningful protections of athletes rights. I have been vindicated, but unless something is done other athletes will be victimized in the future.

True then. True today.

sugaken said...

David Walsh appeared on NPR's "Morning Edition" a few days back:

In the program he seems to imply Armstrong's guilt by mentioning his lips being sealed while climbing, dropping everyone else. Well, sorry David. It might show that Armstrong is a cyborg or an alien lifeform, not needing oxygen to generate power, but it would never prove that he's a doper. Even a doper would need oxygen, lots and lots of it, to generate more power biochemically.

I think this episode shows how Walsh selectively collects "evidences", only those that support his preconceived belief.

He doesn't want to know the truth. He just wants what he believes to be true to be true.

Mike Solberg said...

Actually sugaken, I think he just wants to sell books.