I was going to stay away from last night's "60 Minutes" about more teammates accusing Lance Armstrong of using performance-enhancing drugs, because it's nothing we haven't heard before. But I just heard a crazy stat from the Editor in Chief of Bicycling Magazine that speaks volumes about the idea that Armstrong was the "champion of a dirty era." Of the top 10 finishers in Armstrong's seven Tour de France wins, 41 of 70 have been convicted of taking PEDs. That's crazy. The latest revelation is that two more of his teammates have admitted to witnessing Armstrong using EPO, which increases endurance by boosting production of red blood cells, as well as talking about using testosterone to get ready for competitions. Code words and secret cell phones were used to hide the covert actions. Armstrong continues to deny all claims, continues to call into question the reliability of his former teammates, and continues to point out that he's never tested positive — a fact that has now been called into question. "60 Minutes"'s chief source, former U.S. Postal member Tyler Hamilton, says that in fact Lance Armstrong did test positive for EPO in 2001, though how that was hidden from public view wasn't discussed.
Anyway, watch the really fascinating "60 Minutes" segments after the jump.