Former Tour de France winner Riis admits doping

Another huge blow for my favorite sport! 

From CyclingNews:

riis.jpg1996 Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis, who is now the owner and manager of Team CSC, admitted doping in a Friday press conference at CSC headquarters in Lyngby, just outside Copenhagen. The Dane, who was then riding for Team Telekom, said he took EPO in 1996, the year that he ended Miguel Indurain’s five-year Tour de France winning streak.

“The time has come to put the cards on the table,” said Riis. “I have done things which I now regret and which I wouldn’t do again. I have doped. I have taken EPO. For awhile it was part if my life.”

When a journalist questioned Riis about what else he took besides EPO, he responded that he also took hormones and cortisone.

Besides winning the Tour de France, Riis also won the 1997 Amstel Gold Race, several stages in the Giro d’Italia and multiple Danish national championships.

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