Pirmin Lang, a former Swiss pro runner who has notably worked for IAM, posted a message this evening on Twitter to reveal that he has been doped throughout his career and that he was part of the “Aderlass” system, this Austrian doping scandal.
Lucernois Pirmin Lang, vice-champion of Switzerland in 2016, became the sports director of the Swiss Racing Academy, seized his Twitter account to make revelations. “I have been in the cycling world for 20 years, I was a professional from 2013 to 2017 and I am now a sports director“, he begins.
“A few years ago, I launched my structure to allow young Swiss to express their potential, to develop their skills, he continues. I see it as an opportunity to share my passion, my knowledge, my experience. But most of all, I wanted a team to protect young people. Protect them from the bad things that I have witnessed and experienced during my professional career… “
And Pirmin Lang to reveal, in this message, that he has been doped throughout his career. “I can’t keep this secret anymore, he writes again. I can no longer hide it from my teammates, who have always trusted me. I can no longer hide it from my wife and family. These errors, I reveal them today. Yes, I have cheated throughout my career. Yes, I was part of the “Aderlass” network. I lied and am responsible for my actions. “