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Armstrong denies Landis' claims

Lance Armstrong has denied Floyd Landis’ allegations that he was a serial drug cheat, which surfaced yesterday after the Wall Street Journal got its hands on a series of emails that Landis sent to the cycling authorities and sponsors. Landis claimed that Armstrong was involved in all sorts of cheating, including blood doping, taking EPO and bribing an International Cycling Union official to cover up a positive test, but the seven-time winner of the Tour de France says that he has no evidence and that the allegations aren’t even worth discussing.

‘We have nothing to hide,’ said the American. ‘With regards to the specific claims, they're not worth getting into it. I'm not going to waste my time or your time. It's our word against his word. I like our word. We like our credibility.’

Landis didn’t only throw mud at Armstrong however, he also implicated other riders like George Hincapie, who is an Armstrong confidant. Hincapie also vehemently denies the allegations, which are yet to be investigated fully.

‘I have been a professional on the circuit for 17 years - which is one of the longest careers in the peloton,’ said Hincapie. ‘During that time, I have earned the respect of my peers and a reputation for working hard, honestly and honourably. I'm really disappointed to hear these accusations.’

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