As if you had any doubt, Lance Armstrong and Johan Bruyneel have patently dismissed all of Floyd Landis’ claims and allegations.
In a roughly 10 minute press conference outside the RadioShack team bus this morning before the start of Stage 5 of the Amgen Tour of California, both spoke on the issue.Â Here are the choice quotes:
“With regards to the specific allegations, the specific claims, theyâ€™re not even worth getting into it. Iâ€™m not going to waste my time or your time.â€
â€œWe have nothing to hide. We have nothing to run from. Itâ€™s our word against his word. I like our word. We like our credibility. I think history speaks for itself here. We have all followed this case for the last four years. We followed Floyd wining the Tour. We donâ€™t know what he did or didnâ€™t do on that team. We can only speak about what he did on our team.â€
â€œAt the end of the day, he pointed the finger at everybody still involved in cycling,â€ Armstrong said. â€œEverybody that still enjoys the sport, that still believes in the sport. Everybody still working in the sport was in the crosshairs. Iâ€™m standing here with you guys because I won the Tour de France seven times. But you gotta keep in mind that the guy in the yellow jersey at this race is also in the crosshairs. And thatâ€™s not by accident. And maybe thatâ€™s a good strategy to get as much attention as possible. If I can use Allen Lim as an example â€” somebody that I view as someone that has the highest standards of anyone in this sport â€” the fact that heâ€™s thrown in there speaks volumes.â€
Editor’s note: Alan Lim is a technical training and nutrition adviser to Team RadioShack, which Lance lured away from Garmin-Transitions for the 2010 season.Â More on that here, if you’re interested.
Part 2 of the video after the break…