Hincape Tells Feds Armstrong Doped?
According to a report by “60 Minutes” Hincape has joined Landis, Hamilton, and Andreu in claiming that Armstrong used banned performance-enhancing drugs during his long and successful career. Although Armstrong has never tested positive during any of his races, increasingly damaging allegations have been flying as of late.
But did Hincape really tell the Federal Grand Jury that Armstrong was doping? The proceedings from the Grand Jury aren’t available for the public, and Hincape released the following statement through his attorney:
“I can confirm to you that I never spoke with ’60 Minutes.’ I have no idea where they got their information. As I’ve said in the past, I continue to be disappointed that people are talking about the past in cycling instead of the future. As for the substance of anything in the ’60 Minutes’ story, I cannot comment on anything relating to the ongoing investigation.”
Armstrong, on the defensive against those who have spoken against him, has launched a website questioning the credibility of Andreu, Hamilton and Landis, as well as refuting the allegations.
This saga seems far from over, unfortunately. Stay tuned.