Investigators believe that Lance Armstrong might have lied in his highly anticipated interview with Oprah Winfrey during which he admitted to using banned substances, ABC News reported Friday.How Lance Armstrong’s Oprah Confession Could Lead to His Bankruptcy (AnalysiIn part one of the interview, which aired Thursday night on OWN, the retired cyclist told Winfrey that he used EPO, testosterone and human growth hormone as well as blood doping or blood transfusions to enhance his performance. The admission came after years of denials and after Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and an Olympics bronze medal. Read more below!
Armstrong also claimed that the last time he used drugs and transitions was for the 2005 race and adamantly denied that he did not do a blood transfusion in 2009 or 2010.But investigators say that’s not true, claiming that his blood values in 2009 show evidence of two transfusions. According to ABC News, his red blood cell count went up suddenly twice, while his baby red blood cells did not. Investigators cite this as evidence that he had a transfusion of mature red blood cells; they say he might have lied to protect himself from a criminal investigation.Betsy Andreu, who testified that Armstrong had used banned substances, also accused Armstrong of lying about encouraging his teammates on the U.S. Postal Service cycling team to dope. She said his denial left her “disappointed.”“You owed it to me Lance, and you dropped the ball,” she told CNN’s Anderson Cooper. “After what you’ve done to me, and what you’ve done to my family.”