Early this evening, I posted this to Twitter…
Maybe it is just me, but there seems to be a deafly silence form the current peloton. At least @thejensie denied ever doping.
— norbs (@norbs) October 11, 2012
Deafly? It has been a long day!
Since then, we have seen statements from a few riders coming out in support of Armstrong. I will try and keep a list of riders in this post who I consider are pro Armstrong with links to what they have said. Please feel free to add any examples you find in the comments.
|Samuel Sanchez||The Independent|
|Alex Dowsett (#1)||BBC Sport|
|Steve Cummings||BBC Sport|
#1 Dowsett his since come out and clarified his comments, which to most people I have seen on social media, seem to think is PR spin. As Kimberley Ramplin (@Kimbo_Ramplin) so eloquently put it, “The hand of Fran”.
There are also a few comments being made that defy belief. See table below for those howlers.
|Sean Yates (Team Sky)||Audio Link|
|Paolo Savoldelli (Former pro)||Road.cc|
|Hein Verbruggen (Former UCI President)||Cycling News|
|Phil Anderson (Former Pro)||CyclingCentral|
|Jurgen Van Den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol)||CyclingNews|
|Stijn Devolder (Vacansoleil-DCM)||CyclingNews|