Monday 21 April 2014

Irish masseuse was told 'Now you know enough to bring me down'

AN Irish masseuse who worked with Lance Armstrong has revealed a story of drug-trafficking, cover-up and intimidation in the cyclist's inner sanctum. Emma O'Reilly (pictured right) spent a lot of time with Armstrong after his races and provided him with make-up to cover syringe bruises on his arm. She told the US Anti-Doping Agency what happened behind the scenes when Armstrong failed a drugs test in 1999. He tested positive for a steroid but she was present when he arranged with the team manager to find a back-dated prescription for saddle-sore cream to cover the failed test.

"Lance acknowledged that I had been present for a significant moment in his cycling career when he told me, 'Now, Emma you know enough to bring me down'," she said.

Irish Independent

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