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Four years of The Northern Myth on Australian cycling, money, doping, Armstrong and more …

A look back into the dirty flood of money, drugs, power and rumour that swirl around cycling in Australia and elsewhere.


Is the Flinders LIVESTRONG Cancer Research Centre an accomplice to Lance Armstrong’s fantasy?

I do not know whether Flinders did pay Armstrong or any organisations associated with him for the use of the trademark LIVESTRONG™ or the other matters raised here … I think it is important that these questions be asked – particularly because we know so little … about the arrangements between Armstrong and the South Australian government and other agencies in that state.


Lance Armstrong and the conspiracy of dunces*

These charges are baseless, motivated by spite and advanced through testimony bought and paid for by promises of anonymity and immunity. Although USADA alleges a wide-ranging conspiracy extended over more than 16 years, I am the only athlete it has chosen to charge. USADA’s malice, its methods, its star-chamber practices, and its decision to punish first and adjudicate later all are at odds with our ideals of fairness and fair play. I have never doped.