Lance Armstrong: are there any believers yet at this point?
I always thought he doped, but this has dragged on for so long that at this point I really don't care about it anymore, it's become more of a personal issue for the Feds...it's been almost a decade since his last Tour de France win and nothing much will change in case he is found guilty, it's amazing how fast idols become irrelevant... is there anyone who still believes he's never doped?
CBS News) "60 Minutes" has learned that at least three of Lance Armstrong's former teammates - including one of his closest, George Hincapie - have told federal authorities they used banned substances and saw Armstrong use them as well.
The Scott Pelley team's investigation into Armstrong and the use of banned substances in pro cycling will be broadcast on "60 Minutes" this Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
Hincapie testified that he and Armstrong supplied each other with the endurance-boosting substance EPO and discussed having used another banned substance, testosterone, to prepare for races, "60 Minutes" has learned. Through his lawyer, Hincapie declined to be interviewed, citing the ongoing investigation.
Armstrong has steadfastly denied ever using banned substances.
Hincapie was a member of Armstrong's U.S. Postal Service-sponsored cycling team.
Another former member, Tyler Hamilton, has given "60 Minutes" an interview for Sunday's report in which he says he used EPO and saw Armstrong inject it, too, in preparation for races Armstrong won, including the sport's ultimate event, the Tour de France. Hamilton has also made these revelations to federal authorities.
Hamilton, one of Armstrong's closest teammates and a champion cyclist in his own right, had previously denied using banned substances. He came forward to reveal secrets he thought he would harbor for years after he was subpoenaed by the grand jury in the federal investigation and forced to testify. "[Armstrong] took what we all took...the majority of the peloton," Hamilton says, referring to the tight group of bicycles and their riders in a race. "There was EPO...testosterone...a blood transfusion," he tells Pelley.