Lance Armstrong: My part in his downfall

That’s clearly the book Greg Lemond would like to write.

It’s now all over the web that there were fireworks in this morning’s Lance Armstrong press conference.

Greg Lemond gave Armstrong a grilling. And, unwittingly, I helped him on his way.

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I got to the press conference early and bagged prime position, right at the front centre. However, Lance was running late and I had an Interbike TV show to run off and host. I got up to go to the back of the room. Guess who jumped into my seat? Yep, Mr. Lemond.

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Lemond didn’t gatecrash the press conference, he had asked Lance’s agent if he could attend (Lemond is now a journalist?). Lance let him and was ready when Lemond asked the first – and most incendiary – question of the conference.

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This pic shows the media scrum and Lemond sitting in my recently vacated chair. Can you spot David ‘Fredcast‘ Bernstein live-blogging the events as they unfolded? Recognise any others? How about Ed Pavelka of Roadbikerider.com?