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  • You continue with the work that you want to do to try and find out the truth about Lance

  • Armstrong or at least portray that to the general public and for people to realise who

  • he is, he goes on to win 7 tour de France, he retires, he makes a comeback, he becomes

  • so powerful and so big, there must have been a point where you started to think is you

  • know is this person too big, too powerful with too much money to ever be toppled almost.

  • Yes I have to say I always felt he was too big to be toppled. If you said to me did you

  • see the end coming as it came, no I didn't, I absolutely didn't because in 2001 I found

  • out that he was working with Michele Ferrari doping doctor, should that have not made a

  • big difference, it should, did it, no. Lance said I believe Michele's an honest man and

  • a lot of the journalists said well that's ok then Lance believes he's honest, David

  • wrote Lance believes he's honest then what David Walsh said is interesting but not that

  • relevant. So i come up with Emma O'reilly and she says I was Lances masseuse there was

  • doping in the team and I put that in a book with Pierre Ballester and people say you know

  • what Emma Reilly's just one witness may be a bitter ex employee and then I go to Betsy

  • Andreu she heard him admit using doping Oh shes a bitter wife of a team mate and Lance

  • had a way of diminishing all the people who spoke against him and I suppose the bit that

  • really frustrated me was the readiness of so many to accept Armstrongs totally implausible

  • explanations, to accept the fact that he felt he could carry to assassinate anybody who

  • spoke against him and I found that depressing it was like If you were a big guy you could

  • say whatever you like about other people and the journalists who should have been challenging

  • you didn't challenge you and were prepared to let you get away with it.

  • 13 years obviously is a long time to pursue one person almost or one subject, do you feel

  • like it's closed now for you?

  • Yer I think it is pretty much closed and people you know because I was on this case for a

  • long time I feel I've got exaggerated credit for it really I mean if you want to know how

  • Lance armstrong was brought down you need to look at Lance Armstrong not David Walsh

  • because although Lance was a smart guy I think his smartness was more the analytical type

  • of intelligence, I don't think he was emotionally intelligent. He didn't realise that Floyd

  • Landis would constitute a very dangerous enemy, so when Floyd Landis got banned after 2006

  • Tour de France and came back and is looking, is reaching out to Lance for some help and

  • Lance says basically get lost you're a loser you were caught. Lance made an enemy of a

  • guy who is incredibly dangerous because Floyd is tough, he's hard and when he takes his

  • gloves off he's a formidable fighter. So Floyd took the gloves off, wrote about what

  • life was like in the US postal team and because maybe people like me had created a lot of

  • doubt about Lance Armstrong then you had people like Travis Tygart, the united states anti

  • doping agency CEO you had people like Jeff Novitzky who was conducting an investigation

  • into doping in cycling. They were listening to Floyd because in a way maybe what I had

  • done had created enough doubt for Floyds allegations to have a huge amount of credibility, but

  • Floyds allegations were the turning point in this story and from that moment on we had

  • entered the end game, and it was going to end very good for the truth and very badly

  • for Lance Armstrong.

  • Do you think that had he not come out of retirement, back in 2009 that we might not be sat here

  • talking about the same subject because things might not have come out?

  • Totally, if he hadn't rid-, if he hadn't made his comeback in 2009 there is no way

  • in the world that he would have been caught in my eyes, but it's like you know we've

  • all watched Hollywood movies right, the guy has been the greatest bank thief in the history

  • of robbing banks and he's accumulated a lot of money and he goes into retirement and

  • he's living a nice sedate life and somebody comes along and says you know there's one

  • last job that you should consider doing, and for Lance Armstrong coming back in 2009 was

  • that one last job, couldn't resist it, I believe he did it for the money, that he felt

  • he needed some extra money before finally going into retirement, but he was lured by

  • that one last job, one last adventure, and it's, it's you know the history of Hollywood

  • is littered with movies that have bored us with guys coming out of retirement for one

  • last job and Lance was just you know another of that genre.

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Is Lance Armstrong Guilty Of Doping? David Walsh Spent 13 Years On The Story. Part 1

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