Q: do you think Lance Armstrong will ever come clean?
GL: Him? no way, he has no conscience.
Also, I find that unbelievable depressing.
The best part was the way he pronounced "him" and "no way."
Lemond is not a very good speaker. Some of his speech was defensive and self-serving, but I can imagine him wanting to sieze the opportunity to defend himself. He did have a lot of interesting things to say. For those that did not listen to the fifty minute presentation, I will summarize a few things that I had not heard before.
Lemond talked about meeting Dr. Ferrari in, I believe, 1994. Lemond had a power meter on his bike and Ferrari did not know what it was. After Lemond told him, Ferrari then asked why he needed it. Lemond had to explain that he used it for training. Basically the point of the anecdote was that despite hearing how good of a trainer Ferrari was, Lemond realized that he did not really know anything about actually training. His expertise was strictly about blood.
Lemond was talking to Pat McQuaid's brother after the 2006 TdF and when he made an off hand comment that a TdF winner would eventually test positive and damage the sport, McQuaid's brother told him that Landis had tested positive. This was before anyone knew, probably before even Landis knew. I just found that interesting and a little disturbing.
He either reads cycling forums or people have told him what is being said about him.
He claims his performance did not really change between the age of eighteen and when he was shot.
He tried to get UCI to do blood testing in the 80s but the riders complained it would violate their human rights.
He met Pantani in 2003 and saw that he was in serious trouble.