Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Carmichael into the meat grinder

Took em long enough.

Strock, who was 17 in 1990, said later he was given pills and injections daily and told they were “vitamins.”

After a race in Washington in 1990, Wenzel took Strock to Carmichael’s motel room, according to the book “From Lance to Landis” by David Walsh, where Carmichael  appeared with a hard-sided briefcase.

“Inside were pills, ampoules and syringes. Selecting an ampoule and syringe, Carmichael inserted the needle into the ampoule, drew some liquid and injected Strock in the upper part of the buttocks,” Walsh wrote. Strock said he was told the injection was “extract of cortisone” — a substance that does not exist.

Stock later saw Carmichael at other races with the briefcase, Walsh wrote.

In 2000, Strock and Kaiter sued USA Cycling in Colorado, claiming the drugs had ruined their health. Latta brought a similar suit in Oregon.

USA Cycling in 2006 paid Strock and Kaiter $250,000 each, according to Walsh.

Carmichael kept his name out of the lawsuit, according to Walsh, by paying Strock an amount believed to be $20,000.

“Carmichael agreed to settle very quickly,” Wenzel told a Danish newspaper in 2006. “In hindsight that was probably a smart idea.”

via Questions remain about doping ties to Armstrong's coach | carmichael, armstrong, coach – Colorado Springs Gazette, CO.

What’s more evil than a coach injecting a kid athlete with some illicit rocket fuel and lying to him about what’s in the syringe?

Kudos to Dave Phillips at CS Gazette for getting into Carmichael’s junk stack.

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