USADA released their 200 page Reasoned Decision today, along with dozens of affidavits and other supporting documents in their investigation of systemic doping in professional cycling. The documents include a detailed chronology of Armstrong’s use of performance enhancing drugs from 1998 to 2005, how Armstrong’s support staff participated directly in the doping, and how the US Postal Service team avoided positive drug tests during this era.
I’m going through the entire set of documents now and hope to post updates here, but I’m telling you, the evidence is compelling and matches with everything Tyler Hamilton wrote in his recent book. People like Filippo Simeoni, Paul Kimmage, Betsy Andreu and Greg Lemond, who were publicly vilified with their attempts to publicize cycling’s problem with doping, can feel some vindication.
Supporting documents include affidavits from Frankie Andreu, Michael Barry, Leonardo Bertagnolli, Volodymyr Bileka, Tom Danielson, Tyler Hamilton, George Hincapie, Jörg Jaksche, Floyd Landis, Levi Leipheimer, Filippo Simeoni, Christian Van de Velde, Jonathan Vaughters, and David Zabriskie.