Wiggins admits Armstrong drug case in damning

This year’s Tour De France winner, Bradley Wiggins has revealed that he is “shocked at the scale of the evidence” against Lance Armstrong, who has been described by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as a “serial drug cheat.”

Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from the sport for life after the organisation claimed that he had orchestrated “the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme that sport has ever seen”.

This year’s Tour De France winner, Bradley Wiggins has revealed that he is “shocked at the scale of the evidence” against Lance Armstrong, who has been described by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as a “serial drug cheat.”

Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from the sport for life after the organisation claimed that he had orchestrated “the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme that sport has ever seen”.

The American has continued to deny all the charges put forward despite 11 of his team mates and fellow cyclists all giving evidence against him in the high-profile case. 

“It’s pretty damning stuff. It is pretty jaw-dropping the amount of people who have testified against him,” said Wiggins. 

“It is certainly not a one-sided hatchet job, it is pretty damning. I am shocked at the scale of the evidence.

“I have been involved in pro cycling for a long time and I realise what it takes to train and win the Tour de France.

“I’m not surprised by it…I had a good idea what is going on.

However Wiggins was keen to support the recent cycling boom and explained that the case would not effect the sport’s popularity here in the UK:

“I’ve seen a report which says this leaves the sport in tatters. That’s quite the opposite considering the summer of sport we’ve had, with a British winner of the Tour de France and all the gold medals.”

“For me it is about moving forward and not looking back any more to what happened 10, 15 years ago.”