go to MSN.com
Originally written on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 11/20/14

Former cyclist Greg LeMond went on the air for an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper Monday night and proceeded to say some damning things about former rival Lance Armstrong. Of course, damning evidence and testimony is nothing new for the maligned Armstrong, whose reputation has taken an unrecoverable hit since admitting to doping in January.  Nonetheless, LeMond's comments are certainly noteworthy. From USA TODAY: Cooper asked LeMond if Armstrong perpetrated the greatest fraud in sports history.LeMond replied, "Absolutely. Absolutely. The greatest fraud was that, I mean, I know his physical capabilities. He's a top 30 at best. I mean, at best. No matter what. If he was clean and everybody else was clean, he's a top 30 at best. He's not capable of winning the Tour. He's not capable of the top 5.""What do you think should happen to him now?" Cooper asked."This is not a sporting infraction," said LeMond, a three-time winner of the Tour de France. "This is criminal.""You think he should go to jail?" Cooper asked."I do, yeah," LeMond said. "This was an organized mafia and he literally tried to destroy people." Although Armstrong has avoided jail time up until this point, he has been stripped of his beloved Tour de France titles, all seven of them, and has lost the support (and money) of all his major sponsors, too.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
16 Comments:
  • Lemond, your a punk. You've always been a punk. You were doing PED's along with everyone else. So now you sit there and judge people. And you describe Armstrong's power as an " Organized Mafia and he tried to destroy people ". So basically what your saying is that you got punked out. You are your own worst enemy. Did you get your 5 more minutes of fame? Don't go away mad. Just go away.
  • Send LeMond to jail. He's a fudge packer anyway.
  • You know if this was from anyone but Greg LeMond I might listen to it. But back in the day when he turned on his team at the tour and showed what an egotistical punk he was, why would I want to listen to a guy like that. You know Armstrong may have doped during a time when it was rampant among bikers, but at least he did something good with his fame. LeMond on the other hand never did anything for anyone but himself.
  • Punk isn't the word for it! I always thought you were a classy guy,Greg,but now I know I was wrong, selling out Lance Armstrong, is low class, white trash, you did the same thing as he,that is why you are grayer than me,I am 68 years old and look better than you will ever look,as far as bike riding,I think I can hold my own without PED's!
  • I don't understand why this JERK doesn't shut the F@#k up!! I can't stand him!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Greg, I knew you when you grew up just outside of Reno and went to Wooster H.S...You have never impressed me and I have seen you race. I have seen Lance race in his early triathlon days beating the world's best w/o drugs. Do you really think that you are better?? Benard Hinault was better than you and you cried about him too...remember?? I don't support Lance or what he did...but he blows your doors off any day and without drugs. You're a legend in your own mind, Greg and as stated previously...just go away.
  • So Armstrong was doping and using PED's just like all of his top competition. The playing field was even. LeMond you are just bitter that you never really got the acclaim for your 3 wins. You are just a bitter old man.
  • Lance has done more to increase cancer awareness than any other athlete of his generation. When Lance recovered from cancer, he could have retired and been very comfortable. Instead Lance worked on becoming the greatest cyclist he could be and create a foundation the delivered huge sums for cancer research and awareness.
    Mr. Lemond has done NOTHING but contribute to himself.It is time narrow minded individuals like Mr. LeMond allow Lance and his family to work on healing and get back to helping support the fight against cancer. (well said rtc327)
  • Oh come on rtc327, Greg Lemond is the Greatest American Cyclist in the History of the Sport. Who was that other guy you are defending?
  • I agree with you. Besides everyone enough has been done and said about Lance. Move on. move on to A-Rod.
  • Lance is an idiot who deserves nothing...I don't care who delivers the message.
  • Mr. Lemond, I doubt very seriously you will read this because the only person you listen to is that ego in your head. If everyone was clean,,,,Lance would've won the TDF. What creates most champions is a tremendous desire for winning. He would've figured it out. I do not condone what he did nor what they are doing in baseball to fill the seats...NFL for that matter. It's all out of control. What needs to stop is your opinion that no one asked for.
  • LeMond is fool for saying it, and A Cooper is a fool for airing it!
  • Anderson plays buttdarts, and lemond rides with no seat !!!
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Stephen Curry to be named NBA MVP

Milwaukee Brewers fire manager Ron Roenicke

Drafted player changes Twitter name to ‘Pick 245′

Chip Kelly: Tim Tebow is here to compete for a job

Report: Nigel Williams-Goss transferring to Gonzaga

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Philly store offering Eagles 'jersey insurance'

Chris Paul listed as questionable for Game 1 vs. Rockets

Mayweather beats Pacquiao by unanimous decision

Did Evan Mathis respond to Chip Kelly's slight with barb?

WATCH: American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

Report: Rams trade RB Zac Stacy to Jets

Here's why Mayweather-Pacquiao was business as usual

Floyd Mayweather Punch Out mock video game is great

WATCH: Tony Allen walks through children performing, gets booed

Lindsey Vonn and Tiger Woods have broken up

WATCH: Two games end with baserunners hit by batted balls

WATCH: Damian Lilliard delivers great graduation speech

Jets do not envision Bryce Petty starting in 2015

Clippers beat Spurs on Chris Paul shot in Game 7

Jimmy Kimmel's Manny Pacquiao T-shirt goes viral

Big fight packs airport, leaves no room for planes

Pete Carroll discusses Russell Wilson's contract status

Jim Harbaugh not happy Lou Holtz is out at ESPN

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Stephen Curry to be named NBA MVP

This shouldn’t come as too much of a shock given his individual success on the best team in the NBA. Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will reportedly be named the MVP. According to CSN Bay Area’s Monte Pool, the official announcement will come later this week, likely between the team’s Game 1 win against the Memphis Grizzlies and its Game 2 outing Tuesday night in...
Via Sportsnaut
10 hours ago

Milwaukee Brewers fire manager Ron Roenicke

After a humiliating 7-18 start to the season, the Milwaukee Brewers have announced that manager Ron Roenicke has been fired. The announcement came via a press release on Twitter. Roenicke relieved of managerial duties: pic.twitter.com/MKPngn9ykO — Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) May 4, 2015   This has been a difficult start to the season, something we definitely did...
Via Sportsnaut
9 hours ago

Drafted player changes Twitter name to ‘Pick 245′

Heading into this weekend’s NFL Draft, Tre McBride was pegged as possible third or fourth round selection. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen as the wide receiver from William & Mary was chosen by the Titans in the seventh round. Now, McBride’s Twitter account is a reminder of when he was drafted. Having already chosen Marcus Mariota...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 hours ago

Chip Kelly: Tim Tebow is here to compete for a job

The Philadelphia Eagles almost literally have the biggest circus in town. It’s actually comparable to the Ringling Brothers with Chip Kelly running the show. It also consists of quarterbacks Mark Sanchez, Sam Bradford, Tim Tebow and Matt Barkley. While nothing should surprise us when it comes to the Eagles’ offseason moves, many questioned why the team chose Tebow of all quarterbacks...
Via Sportsnaut
13 hours ago

Report: Nigel Williams-Goss transferring to Gonzaga

Nigel Williams-Goss, a rising junior guard for the Washington Huskies, will be transferring to Gonzaga, according to a report by ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman.  Williams-Goss, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound guard, had a sensational sophomore season for the Huskies, averaging 15.6 points, 5.9 assists and 4.7 rebounds a game.  He announced he was transferring out of the program earlier this...
Via College Spun
18 hours ago

Philly store offering Eagles 'jersey insurance'

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly may have indicated during the draft that it was safe for fans to buy Sam Bradford jerseys. In fact, Kelly went as far to indicate that the team never had any plans to trade Bradford during his appearance on NFL Network’s draft coverage. That’s fine and dandy, but one local sporting goods chain based in Philadelphia isn’t buying into...
Via Sportsnaut
17 hours ago

Chris Paul listed as questionable for Game 1 vs. Rockets

Chris Paul’s heroic efforts against the San Antonio Spurs helped propel the Los Angeles Clippers into the Western Conference Semifinals. But he also suffered a hamstring injury in the series and could miss Game 1 against the Houston Rockets. The Clippers officially list Paul as “questionable” for Monday’s contest, per the NBA on ESPN: JUST IN: Clippers have listed Chris...
Via Sportsnaut
16 hours ago

Mayweather beats Pacquiao by unanimous decision

Floyd Mayweather Jr. improved to 48-0 in his career with an easy victory over longtime nemesis Manny Pacquiao Saturday night at the MGM in Las Vegas. Mayweather employed his impenetrable defensive style to perfection and frustrated the Filipino fighter, who struggled to throw and land punches. All three judges gave the fight to Mayweather to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago

Did Evan Mathis respond to Chip Kelly's slight with barb?

The Philadelphia Eagles provide endless entertainment these days under head coach Chip Kelly, but Evan Mathis doesn’t appear to be amused. The stellar offensive guard has been the subject of trade rumors for the past couple of years, a fact Kelly didn’t hesitate to point out on Saturday, as Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News relayed on the final day of the 2015 NFL Draft...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago

WATCH: American Pharoah wins Kentucky Derby

American Pharoah won the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs. Jockey Victor Espinoza earned his third career Kentucky Derby victory. He also won last year with California Chrome. It’s also legendary trainer Bob Baffert’s first win since 2002. He also trained Dortmund, who led most of the race. California horses have won three of the last five...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.