Two New York newspapers, the Daily News and The Times, are reporting progress in doping investigations — and ESPN raises a possible inconsistency — in the Floyd Landis allegations against Lance Armstrong and associates.
The Daily News says a grand jury has subpoenaed documents from Trek, Lance Armstrong’s longtime sponsor, regarding reports Armstrong’s team sold his bikes for money to support doping.
The Times reports “a significant step” — which is about as emphatic as the Gray Lady gets — in the Floyd Landis allegations against Armstrong and others re endemic doping on the professional cycling tour.
It looks like investigators are adopting the classic anti-corruption strategy: Follow the money.
Officials involved in the case said the investigators were especially interested in the people who helped finance the Postal Service squad, which included Armstrong.
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ESPN’s Bonnie D. Ford catches Lance in an apparent contradiction over his part ownership of Tailwind.