Teammate Of Lance Armstrong Has Confesses Using Banned Performance-Enhancing Drugs.
Outdated Norwegian driver Steffen Kjaergaard said Tuesday that he used EPO and cortisone, and immediately suspended from his job at the Norwegian Cycling Federation.
“Long I thought that it was best for cycling as a sport I took it (secretly) in the grave. But last week made me change course for my own sake and tell the fact,” Kjaergaard said.
Kjaergaard rode with Armstrong on the U.S. Postal Service team when the Americans won the Tour de France in 2000 and 2001. He said he did not know any of his teammates using banned substances, “but I have faith that there are others.”
On Monday, Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France title by the International Cycling Union after the evidence of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency detailed drug use and trafficking through his Tour-winning team.
Kjaergaard Norwegian won several championships but no major international career before retiring in 2003.
His admission dented Norway self-image as a “clean” country at the forefront of the fight against doping in sports. Kjaergaard was immediately removed from his job as sports director for the Norwegian Cycling Federation.
“He has admitted to doping and he is helpless in globe riding a bike,” Hansen later recommended Associated Media and Press. “He is revoked until his term finishes on Dec. 31 and he will continue to work.”