While we don’t typically cover much in the way of racing news here on Bikerumor, this is pretty big. With lawsuits and claims for monies pending against Armstrong seeking reimbursement for payments and bonuses earned during competition, any admission could cost much more than what’s left of his reputation. Oh, and it could open him up to charges of perjury.
Reported by the NY Times, according to several folks close to him Armstrong has told anti-doping officials and others he’s considering “publicly admitting that he used banned performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions during his cycling career”.
His goal is allegedly to open discussions with officials to allow him to participate in sanctioned running and triathlon events. He is currently banned for life from participating in any event that holds to USADA’s rules and the World Anti-Doping Code, which includes pretty much all of the major marathons and triathlons an athlete like him would be interested in.
Regarding the speculation that he may confess, Armstrong’s attorney, Tim Herman, told the NYT: “Lance has to speak for himself on that.”