January 20, 2005
O'Reilly drug claims launch Armstrong doping inquiry in France
Allegations made by Lance Armstrong's former masseuse, Emma O'Reilly, in last year's L.A. Confidential: The Secrets of Lance Armstrong have led French narcotics police to start an inquiry into the 6-time Tour de France champion.
A story in Thursday's editions of Le Parisien (I can't find the referenced story online) claims that O'Reilly was flown in from Liverpool to testify to French officials.
Eurosport, quoting the newspaper, also has a quote from a "mystery doctor" based in Annecy:
...yes, I worked with Lance, but I'm sworn by patient confidentiality. The only thing I can say is that I've never met anyone as professional as him. Everything he does, he does infinitely better than his opponents.
Magistrates in Annecy, conducting the investigation, stressed that it's far too early in the investigation to draw any conclusions one way or the other.
Posted by: lance solvang at Jan 21, 2005 3:14:40 AM