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Albergotti to discuss Armstrong’s doping scandal

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From page B8 | July 23, 2014 |

Reed Albergotti will shed further light on Armstrong’s doping scandal, his cover-up, the worldwide fallout and the future of cycling in a Tireside Chat at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 27, at the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame, 303 Third St. in downtown Davis.

The Wall Street Journal white-collar crime reporter co-authored the recent “Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever.”

In the book (just released in paperback), Albergotti and Journal colleague Vanessa O’Connell provide the first complete account of how Armstrong recruited financial backers, sponsors, assistants, doctors, lawyers and teammates to help him cheat.

Albergotti says his talk will capsulize some of the book’s most interesting/exasperating points:

* How Armstrong feels like he’s been made a scapegoat;

* Why cancer-survivor Armstrong (the catalyst for the Livestrong Foundation) believes he’s a hero;

* Armstrong’s outrage at the “Wheelmen…” title itself;

* What about Armstrong’s promise to help expose other cheats? and

* Will Armstrong’s on-road accomplishments ever be restored?

The Union Cycliste Internationale — cycling’s global governing body — stripped Armstrong of his sanctioned titles and earlier this year set up a panel to study cycling abuses from 1998 and suggest reforms.

After a yearlong study, this spring trustees of the U.S. Bicycling Hall of Fame announced a lifetime ban on “cycling athletes or contributors who admit to, or are convicted of, violating rules concerning performance-enhancing drugs.”

The new local policy means, according to Hall of Fame President Anthony Costello, that “Lance Armstrong will never be enshrined.”

“Wheelmen…” further chronicles the explosion of popularity of cycling in the United States, while pondering what the sport’s doping scandal means to the commercial future of the bicycle industry.

“It is sad that things have come to this,” Costello earlier told The Enterprise. “But we want to send a clear message that one cannot be simultaneously doping and competing fairly. It’s fair competition and earned success that we value.”

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