According to Walsh, a rider states that Kristin Armstrong, at the 1998 world championship in Valkenburg, handed out cortisone pills, wrapped in tin foil, to the riders on the US Postal team who were also members of the national team.
This surprised me. I knew the former Mrs. Armstrong was familiar with the doping practices within the team, but I didn’t realize the author of “Work in Progress: An Unfinished Women’s Guide to Grace” was part of the doping supply chain.
So who were the members of the US national road team in Valkenburg?
Stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.
Retired from racing in 2002.
Works at Google and the social media site Path.
A member of the US Postal team from 1999 to 2002.
Former drug addict.
In 2011 was issued a life time ban after testing positive for clenbuterol.
Member of US Postal team in 2002.
In 1999 member of Mercury.
Still racing as member of RadioShack-Nissan.
In 1999 member of Francaise des Jeux.
In 2001 was national time trial champion, won NRC and the U.S. Pro Cycling Tour.
Retired from racing and currently owns a farm in El Dorado County, California.
In 1999 was a member of Navigators.
Director with Garmin-Sharp.
Member of US Postal team 2001 to 2002.
In 1999 was a member of Mapei-QuickStep.
Christian Vande Velde:
Current member of Garmin-Sharp.
Recently outed by Vaughters as someone who had used performance enhancing drugs in the past. Member of US Postal team 1998 to 2003.
CEO of Garmin-Sharp.
Admitted to using performance enhancing drugs during his time as a professional cyclist.
Member of US Postal team from 1998 to 1999.
Other than Armstrong, in 1998 the only other members of US Postal and members of the national team competing in the world championships were Vande Velde and Vaughters. Could one of these two riders be the one that jokingly stated in an affidavit that Kristin Armstrong was “rolling the joints”?
I wonder if Travis Tygart questioned Casey who joined the U.S. Postal squad the next year. What would the man who works for the company whose motto is, “Do no evil” say if he had been or was questioned?
It seems that in about two weeks give or take USADA’s dossier on this whole sordid affair will be made public. Until then we’ll just have to wait.