[Updates with reaction from Armstrong, Hincapie and WADA]
In a series of e-mails written to cycling officials and sponsors disclosed by the Wall Street Journal and ESPN.com, Floyd Landis admits to doping to enhance his performance during his cycling career.
More explosive, however, are his assertions that Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer, George Hincapie and David Zabriskie all participated in various forms of doping while they were together at the U.S. Postal Service cycling team.
Armstrong immediately rejected the accusations, but the World Anti-Doping Agency says it will investigate the charges.
Armstrong reacted before the beginning of Stage 5 of the Tour of California, with team manager Johann Bruyneel at his side:
“It's our word against his word. I like our word. We like our credibility. We have nothing to hide. Nothing to run from.” …
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