When Lance claimed , " He would be the first through the Door of a " Truth and Reconciliation Hearing " , it was empty words ! Just this week , USADA chief Travis Tygart , reminded Lance , he had until the 6th February , to attend a meeting with USADA , and there disclose under OATH , information that could lead to USADA , reviewing the " Life Time Ban ", imposed as a result of the " Reasoned decision ", released in October 2012 !
With Lance disclosing to Oprah , that the motivation for his Confessions , with Her , was the Hope , to seek a reduction from the "Death Sentence " , to a lesser period , thus allowing him to be " Competitive " once again , his reluctance to comply with USADA , becomes an Enigma ? Surely Lance , wanted people to believe him , did he not ?
So much of what Lance revealed to Oprah , has now been picked apart by " Experts " , during the past week or more . Scores of articles have surfaced about his " Body Language " and the " Verbage " that he used . Most telling , though , are articles refering to his return to Racing in 2009 . During the Oprah Interview , Lance disclosed , the ease that Racers had , in circumventing the " Doping Controls " , as they had then existed before his retirement in 2005 . He went onto declare that he had not used ANY PED Products , when he returned to racing in 2009 .
Reports surfaced in 2008 , that he was motivated by Carlos Sastre winning the 2008 " Le Tour " . He then obtained an " Exemption " from the 6 Month UCI Regulation regarding , return to Competition " Out of Competition Controls " , thus enabling Him to race the " Tour Down Under " in January 2009 . Media reports that the South Australian Gov. paid him an amount of $A3million , as an Appearance Fee ! Reports suggest that this Sum was to be paid to " LiveSTRONG ", however , the rumours suggest that , it became a " Personal Banking ", more no doubt will surface in the future . Laughably the current Premier of the S.A.Gov. , has demanded a refund , since the Oprah Interview . Must have been a " Political Ploy " , since , even the Racers are laughing at this "Questionable Idea "!
The apparent reason that Lance is claiming " No Doping " since retirement in 2005 , lies in the fact , that WADA regulations , call for a Life Time Ban , to be replaced by no less than an 8year Ban . With his first retirement from " Doped Racing , being in 2005 , Lance is hoping , his declaration of " Dope Free Racing , since 2009 , will be accepted . Experts such as Mike Ashenden , say , otherwise !
People will be familiar with the fact , of Mike having been employed by UCI , in their " Doping Control " efforts , and his work in setting up the " Blood Passport "! When UCI tried in 2011 , to muzzle his being considered an Expert on " Blood Values , he had to resign . UCI tried to enforce a change of Employment Contract , that would have caused him to be unable to comment for 8 yrs after cessation of employment at UCI . Had they left well alone , UCI , may well have suffered less unfavourable publicity in recent times .
With the 2005 retirement , being acceptable , it is possible that Lance , could resume Racing at WADA Sanctioned Events , as early as 2013 , BUT , should WADA , decide the offerings of Experts such as Mike Ashenden are correct , then 2019 , may be Lance's next appearance , in WADA Sanctioned Events !
Speculation is " rife " that Lance did not apologise to Betsy Andreu , since there were other people in the Hospital Room at that time ! The Doctors and others , have since given SWORN Testimony , stating that what she claims to have heard , did not take place . Amongst the articles surfacing , is one from Frankie Andreu discussing a 40 minute phone call , the day before the Oprah Interview . No doubt , Frankie thought, that this phone call would lead to Lance , publicly apologising to Betsy ?
Another disatisfactory result of the interview , was the disclosure that Lance , indeed called Emma O'Reilly , but only the once , leaving a message , requiring Emma to call him . Would any reasonable person , being Insulted in the manner , that Lance chose , seek to find , at their own expense , that he was sorry for himself , due to the fact that he had been forced by Public Opinion , to apologise ? During the Interview , tasked by Oprah about the Law Suits , smirked when claiming, " I don't recall an Action against her , there were so many "! Says a lot for his contrition towards Emma's suffering , at his hands ?
David Walsh , author of so many articles and books , taking Lance to task and referred to as a " F##king Troll " , also received an apology of sorts . Paul Kimmage , castigated by Lance , not least at the Tour of California , did not rate a mention .
Amongst others ignored in the Oprah Interview were Johan Bruyneel , His Coach /Team Manager / Best friend , throughout his Racing Career , certainly since after the 4th Placing on the 1998 Vuelta Espana . Also there was no mention of Hein Verbruggen and Pat Mc Quaid , both of whom , control the UCI Management Decisions , people , he is reported by Media , to have in his pocket .
Lance has dominated the Major Network News for several weeks now , displacing more important Sporting Occasions . Not only Cycle Racing Athletes but Tennis stars , are being asked to comment on this subject .
Compliance with the USADA request to reveal under Oath , ALL Information regarding YOUR Activities , in respect of the Financing of the Team and PED Products . This will mean naming those Directors and Financiers involved in bringing you to the USPS Team in 1999 , through to yours and their expenditures to the UCI and other Organisations that you financed or attempted to finance .
Like many others , i hope that as you leave the ALL REVEALING interviews , the door hits you , as you exit , once and for all , the Public Forum !
With ALL the talk of " Truth and Reconciliation " and " Amnesty " by phat mc splat , UCIIC and WADA , one wonders why the Public , you the readers , are not adding your support to the following " Petitions "?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Iy1XTxYC98 Lance song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SUKZD6eqgo&feature=youtu.be lance parody