Sheryl Crow On Lance Armstrong Scandal: “Tiresome”

    September 4, 2012
    Amanda Crum

Sheryl Crow, who was famously engaged to American cyclist Lance Armstrong at the time he was allegedly doping, was interviewed by federal agents last year about his actions at that time.

Crow traveled with Armstrong quite extensively during the three years they were together–from 2003 to 2006–and was closest to him during the timeframe of his last two Tour De France races, all seven of which have now been invalidated. She also allegedly stayed with him at an apartment in Spain which two of Armstrong’s former teammates have described as a place where performance-enhancing drugs and bags of blood were stored. The athletes would give themselves infusions of their own blood before a big race, ensuring an energy boost which was highly illegal in the eyes of race officials.

While Armstrong vehemently denied any wrongdoing for several months, he eventually backed down and ceased the fight against the doping accusations, leading officials to believe he was guilty and stripping him of his seven Tour De France titles. He’s also been banned from competitive cycling forever. And while we won’t know what Crow may have said to investigators, she came to Armstrong’s defense back in 2005.

“I don’t think the French people are on a mission to strip him of his integrity,” Crow said. “It’s just a handful of people pursuing that theory, and it’s tiresome and a nuisance, and it will eventually end, I hope.”