In light of the recent allegations from Floyd Landis, I think it's time to drag two very pertinent pieces of evidence back out from the Unproven Doping Myths archive.
The first piece is a phone conversation between Greg Lemond and Stephanie Mcilvain. Greg Lemond is, well, the Greg Lemond. Stephanie Mcilvain was Lance Armstrong's liason to the Oakley sunglasses company. This is a 30 minute piece and well worth the listen for those familiar with some of the famous American names in the sport of cycling.
The second piece of evidence is the sworn testimony of Frankie Andreu, his wife Betsy Andreu and once again Stephanie Mcilvain. It's summarized quite well in this NPR article, and even includes an audio link for those who hate to read.
Much like the Landis emails, these two pieces of evidence offer direct allegations against Armstrong from his colleagues and friends. But unlike many journalists who are after Armstrong in order to profit from book or newspaper sales, the Andreus and Floyd Landis don't have anything to gain from Armstrong's downfall. When you combine the Lemond phone call, the Andreu testimony and the Landis emails you have some unproven yet circumstantial evidence towards a real truth.
Presenting a collation of several concessionary emails authored from April 30th through May 6th 2010 by professional cyclist Floyd Landis. It's broken up by the year that the events correspond to.
Throughout the emails, Landis implicates the following riders and team directors; Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer, Chechu Rubiera, Johan Bruyneel, Allen Lim (Radio Shack), Dave Zabriskie, Matt White (Garmin-Transitions), Micheal Barry (Team Sky), George Hincapie (HTC-Columbia), Andy Riis, John Lelangue, Jim Ochowitz (BMC) and Roberto Heras (Retired).