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Book chronicles Indy attorney’s role in Armstrong doping case

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The role of an Indianapolis attorney in investigating and exposing doping by disgraced cycling champion Lance Armstrong is chronicled by two Wall Street Journal reporters in a book released Tuesday.

United States Anti-Doping Agency attorney William Bock’s efforts and those of the agency’s CEO Travis Tygart are the subject of “Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever” by Reed Albertgotti and Vanessa O’Connell.

A report written by Bock on behalf of the USADA amassed the evidence against Armstrong that led to his downfall. Bock’s firm, Kroger Gardis & Regas LLP, announced the release of the book that it says documents the case against Armstrong, who was stripped of numerous titles and lost millions of dollars worth of endorsements for doping exposed by the USADA.

The book looks at how Armstrong employed a high-profile team of lawyers and publicists with client lists including Bill Clinton, Karl Rove and other luminaries, burning through hundreds of thousands of dollars a month. Bock represented the underfunded USADA in what “Wheelmen” characterizes as a David vs. Goliath matchup.

Bock will speak on USADA’s ongoing efforts to address doping in sports Thursday at the annual conference of the British Association for Sport and Law in London, and later this month at a gathering in Denmark.
 

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