Emma O’Reilly: ‘I’m not feeling used’ by Lance Armstrong
In the late 1990s Emma O’Reilly worked as a soigneur in the US Postal cycling team. Her role included providing massages, meals and accommodation for the riders, one of who was Lance Armstrong.
She became aware of the team’s doping culture and eventually blew the whistle to an investigative journalist.
It incurred the wrath of Lance Armstrong but after he confessed to doping in 2013 O’Reilly says she has made her peace with him. But it has drawn criticism from those who say he is using her to rehabilitate his image.