Lemond Accusses

‘Lance threatened me’

Editorial Staff
June 29, 2006

In an interview with French sports daily LEquipe, three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond has claimed Lance Armstrong threatened him after criticising his involvement with a doctor linked with a drugs scandal. LeMond, who in 1986 became the first American to win the Tour de France, stated he (Armstrong) threatened my wife, my business, my life. LeMond had previously tried to steer Armstrong clear of working with Italian doctor Michele Ferrari who was at the centre of a drugs scandal in 2004, and who LeMond now considers to have been proven to have been a negative influence on cycling. The American, who turned 45 last week, also hit out at the current state of cycling, saying that the problem of doping in cycling goes far beyond just Lance Armstrong.

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