Sheryl Crow, Lance Armstrong’s former fiancée, was allegedly interviewed by federal agents investigating doping allegations against the athlete. The Grammy award-winning singer is said to have first met with federal officials to discuss the Tour de France winner’s habits, in 2011. On August 24, the US Anti-Doping Agency stripped Armstrong of his Tour de France racing titles and banned him from professionally competing again.
The accomplished racer dropped his legal challenge against the doping accusations; more than 10 fellow bicyclists were prepared to cooperate with federal agents. The New York Daily News reports that the musician provided information to the Feds about her former love’s alleged training habits. Before the grand jury investigation into the cyclist’s exercise habits abruptly closed last year, the blonde singer reportedly sat down with case reviewers to discuss what she may have witnessed.
Last week the champion cyclist stated publicly that he was done answering questions about the blood enhancement claims, but has since commented that he “competed clean” during races. Neither Food and Drug Administration criminal investigator Jeff Novitzky nor the banned athlete are currently willing to comment about the interview with Sheryl Crow, the New York Daily News reports.
The songwriter and the swift-peddling bicyclist publicly announced their couple status in 2003, after Lance Armstrong ended his five-year marriage to wife, Kristen. The new romance flourished and spanned through the athlete’s next two bicycle racing competitions in France. Their engagement ended in 2006 after five months – two weeks before the songwriter announced she had breast cancer. The break-up of the once jet-setting couple appears to have been amicable, with both speaking kindly of one another after the split.