Ex-teammates interviewed include Levi Leipheimer, David Zabriskie
@gdog3finallyNot 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.
@cbjTwo 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.
@ cbjLance just cheated "better" than the others.
Thanks UT Britall 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.
I've read this article and I am open to what it says.HoweverWould someone please explain how Mr. Armstrong passed all of his drug
tests and why this isn't sufficient and over riding evidence of innocence?
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
Anyone else unsure about Armstrong consider the following:19991. Lance Armstrong2. Alex Zülle (‘98 busted for EPO)3.
Fernando Escartín (Systematic team doping exposed in ‘04)20001. Lance Armstrong2. Jan Ullrich (‘06 implicated in
Operacion Puerto)3. Fernando Escartín (Systematic team doping exposed
in ‘04)20011. Lance Armstrong2. Jan Ullrich
(‘06 implicated in Operacion Puerto)3. Joseba Beloki (‘06
implicated in Operacion Puerto)20021. Lance Armstrong2.
Joseba Beloki (‘06 implicated in Operacion Puerto)3. Raimondas
Rumšas (Suspended in ‘03 for doping)20031. Lance
Armstrong2. Jan Ullrich (‘06 implicated in Operacion Puerto)3.
Alexander Vinokourov (Suspended in ‘07 for CERA)4. Tyler Hamilton
(Suspended ‘04 for blood doping)20041. Lance
Armstrong2. Andreas Kloden (Named in doping case in ‘08)3.
Ivan Basso (Suspended in ‘07 for Operacion Puerto ties)20051. Lance Armstrong2. 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.
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.
A Fallen Hero.
He's a cheater and even if he has a cause worthy foundation he should be
remembered and treated like one!