Lance Armstrong and his ex-teammate Jonathan Vaughters have been in a heated argument in recent weeks. The argument started when Vaughters, who is now the CEO of EF Education-EasyPost, claimed that Armstrong had doped in an interview with The New York Times. Armstrong hit back by claiming that Vaughters had doped himself. The argument has revived the controversy about Armstrong’s doping history.
Vaughters first alleged that Armstrong had doped in 2012, when he provided evidence to the USADA about Armstrong’s doping scheme. Vaughters said that he had witnessed Armstrong use performance-enhancing drugs several times, and that he had helped Armstrong to hide his doping. Armstrong denied Vaughters’ claims, and he was eventually cleared of doping charges by the USADA.However, the USADA’s investigation exposed that Armstrong had participated in a “widespread and sophisticated doping conspiracy” throughout his career.
In the interview with The New York Times, Vaughters said that he still believed that Armstrong had doped.He said that he had observed Armstrong use performance-enhancing drugs several times, and that he had aided Armstrong to cover up his doping. Vaughters also said that he was “sick of the lies” that Armstrong had told about his doping history.
Lance Armstrong responded to Vaughters’ claims by accusing Vaughters of doping himself. Armstrong said that Vaughters had used performance-enhancing drugs during his career, and that he had helped other riders to dope. Armstrong also said that Vaughters was a “liar” and a “cheat.”
The argument between Lance Armstrong and Vaughters has revived the controversy about Armstrong’s doping history. Some people think that Vaughters’ claims are trustworthy, and that they provide more evidence that Armstrong doped. Others think that Vaughters is just trying to get attention, and that his claims are not trustworthy.
The argument between Armstrong and Vaughters is likely to go on for some times. However, the argument reminds us that Armstrong’s doping history is still a major issue, and that it will be discussed for a long time.
Besides the claims of doping, the argument between Armstrong and Vaughters has also raised questions about Armstrong’s character. Lance Armstrong has been accused of being a bully and a liar, and the argument has only confirmed these accusations. It is doubtful how the argument will ultimately affect Armstrong’s legacy, but it is clear that it has hurt his reputation.