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'WSJ': Landis Admits Using Performance Enhancers; Points Finger At Armstrong

Yellow jersey US Lance Armstrong (US Postal/USA) talks with his teammate US Floyd Landis during the i

In the 2004 Tour de France, Armstrong (left) and Landis were teammates. (Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images) hide caption

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Yellow jersey US Lance Armstrong (US Postal/USA) talks with his teammate US Floyd Landis during the

In the 2004 Tour de France, Armstrong (left) and Landis were teammates. (Photo by Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images)

After nearly four years of denying he used performance enhancing drugs, cyclist Floyd Landis has sent e-mails to "officials and sponsors admitting to, and detailing, his systematic use" of such banned substances, The Wall Street Journal reports.

And, "the e-mails also claim that other riders and cycling officials allegedly participated in doping, including seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong," says the Journal, which writes that it has reviewed the e-mails and been told by three people who have seen them and "spoken to Mr. Landis about them" that the messages are authentic.

Landis, you may recall, was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France crown after testing positive for elevated levels of testosterone.

Armstrong has always said he does not use performance enhancing drugs and has passed the detection tests given to competitors throughout his career. Watch for him to respond to the Journal's report on his Twitter page.

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