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Ex-teammates interviewed include Levi Leipheimer, David Zabriskie

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 10 2012 2:31 p.m. MDT

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aunt lucy
Looneyville, UT

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

MarkA
Logan, UT

A Fallen Hero.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

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.

UT Brit
London, England

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.

USAlover
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

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?

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

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.

USAlover
Salt Lake City, UT

@ cbj

Lance just cheated "better" than the others.

Brave Sir Robin
San Diego, CA

@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.

UT Brit
London, England

@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.

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