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26 testify against Lance Armstrong in doping case

Ex-teammates interviewed include Levi Leipheimer, David Zabriskie

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  • UT Brit London, England
    Oct. 10, 2012 4:34 p.m.

    @gdog3finally

    Not really, different people respond better to doping than others and Armstong obviously responded very well indeed.

    There is plenty of evidence against him unfortunately. I would be happy to class all those years as null and void. It is pretty much impossible to find out how far back the doping went each year but Lance certainly should not keep his titles.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    Oct. 10, 2012 4:26 p.m.

    @cbj

    Two points:
    1. Armstrong did fail a drug test - two, in fact. His group just did a good job keeping it out of the papers and bribing/intimidating anti-doping officials. His repeated statement that he has never failed a drug test is one of the greatest lies in sports.
    2. Jan Ullrich passed over 500 tests before he was finally caught (and admitted to doping). Bottom line is it's not that hard to pass a drug test.

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 3:11 p.m.

    @ cbj

    Lance just cheated "better" than the others.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Oct. 10, 2012 2:45 p.m.

    Thanks UT Brit

    all the cyclists were doping. If a level playing field, Armstrong might have still won all the titles. I would like Lance to come clean nonetheless.

    If you strip Lance of his titles, you can't really give them to anyone right? It's like the steroid era in baseball. Who's records should stand? And who should get into the Hall of Fame? There isn't enough implication and proof, and certainly not enough asterisks to record any sporting history here.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 2:23 p.m.

    I've read this article and I am open to what it says.

    However

    Would someone please explain how Mr. Armstrong passed all of his drug tests and why this isn't sufficient and over riding evidence of innocence?

  • USAlover Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 2:03 p.m.

    I admire his courage to fight/overcome cancer and establish a foundation that gives people hope and information.

    I'm sorry he cheated in his sport.

  • UT Brit London, England
    Oct. 10, 2012 1:56 p.m.

    Anyone else unsure about Armstrong consider the following:

    1999
    1. Lance Armstrong
    2. Alex Zülle (‘98 busted for EPO)
    3. Fernando Escartín (Systematic team doping exposed in ‘04)

    2000
    1. Lance Armstrong
    2. Jan Ullrich (‘06 implicated in Operacion Puerto)
    3. Fernando Escartín (Systematic team doping exposed in ‘04)

    2001
    1. Lance Armstrong
    2. Jan Ullrich (‘06 implicated in Operacion Puerto)
    3. Joseba Beloki (‘06 implicated in Operacion Puerto)

    2002
    1. Lance Armstrong
    2. Joseba Beloki (‘06 implicated in Operacion Puerto)
    3. Raimondas Rumšas (Suspended in ‘03 for doping)

    2003
    1. Lance Armstrong
    2. Jan Ullrich (‘06 implicated in Operacion Puerto)
    3. Alexander Vinokourov (Suspended in ‘07 for CERA)
    4. Tyler Hamilton (Suspended ‘04 for blood doping)

    2004
    1. Lance Armstrong
    2. Andreas Kloden (Named in doping case in ‘08)
    3. Ivan Basso (Suspended in ‘07 for Operacion Puerto ties)

    2005
    1. Lance Armstrong
    2. Ivan Basso (Suspended in ‘07 for Operacion Puerto ties)
    3. Jan Ullrich (‘06 implicated in Operacion Puerto)

    I cant list 4 & 5th due to the limit but they were all doping.

  • gdog3finally West Jordan, Utah
    Oct. 10, 2012 1:46 p.m.

    Be careful what you asked for. My guess though, is that Lance will now use these names to attack their character. Maybe Lance should go bowling with Barry Bonds and Pete Rose.

    Lance will confess, it might just take 25 years.

    To win in cycling is like being able to stay in the big leagues. Performance enhancement was so popular that careers depended on it. The temptation was severe. I remember the Wally Joyner story.

    I felt bad for Floyd Landis because he did what most everyone else was doing, but when he won, his victory was defamed. Lance did not deserve all of the accolades.

  • MarkA Logan, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 1:02 p.m.

    A Fallen Hero.

  • aunt lucy Looneyville, UT
    Oct. 10, 2012 1:02 p.m.

    He's a cheater and even if he has a cause worthy foundation he should be remembered and treated like one!