Behind the riders, the drugs and the secrets there were the women.
And they made choices, too, choices that may have set in motion the unraveling of the greatest doping scandal in the history of sport.
In 2004, Lance Armstrong's most trusted teammate George Hincapie wrote an email to the man who used to be Armstrong's closest friend on the bike circuit, Frankie Andreu.
It said: "I cannot understand how you can just sit around and let betsy try and take down the whole team."
It was a...Full Story