In a confession that's shocking for its existence but not for its content, it looks like Floyd Landis has finally given up his denials, conspiracy theories, and stories that his dog ate his blood samples. He now admits to using EPO, HGH, testosterone, blood transfusions, female hormones and insulin during his cycling career. When he was busted after "winning" the 2006 Tour de France, he vehimently denied the charges. In the process, he lost his life savings (and took money from lots of gullible fans who held fund raisers for him), his career and his marriage, and ultimately his Tour victory. But as of today, it seems that he is no longer denying the charges.
Whether it's a crisis of conscience or vindictiveness, not only is he admitting his use, but he's accusing lots of other riders of doing the same. He has accused Levi Leipheimer, Dave Zabriskie and Johan Bruyneel as well. And Lance Armstrong and George Hincapie's - both of whom were teammates of Landis - have been mentioned as well. According to the Wall Street Journal (who has seen Landis' e-mailed confession) Landis claimed that his blood draws took place in Lance's apartment, that blood bags belonging to Armstrong and Hincapie we kept in a refrigerator at Armstrong's apartment. Landis also claims that when Armstrong left the apartment, Landis was asked to "make sure the electricity didn't go off and ruin the blood".