Hein Verbruggen: Lance Armstrong cannot be trusted

Hein Verbruggen

Lance Armstrong cannot be trusted, according to former cycling boss, Hein Verbruggen. Armstrong claimed on Sunday that Verbruggen encouraged him and his US Postal Service team to conceal a Tour de France doping positive. Verbruggen called the allegation "illogical."

"Since when does anyone believe Lance Armstrong? When he told Oprah Winfrey that he never made a deal with the UCI? Or when he (for a fee) makes films and gives interviews, and hints that there are more juicy stories to follow," Verbruggen wrote yesterday in a text message to Dutch TV station, NOS.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.