Maybe Lemond was right. I understand six or seven of Lance Armstong's former
teammates have now been busted for doping. It makes one wonder if Armstrong may
have gotten away with it. On one hand, this sport is dirty and needs to be
cleaned up. On the other hand, do we really care, especially where the athlete
makes an admirable recovery from cancer, is American, is very focused and
disciplined, and wins seven times?
If being totally drug-free is a condition for a sport to be "legitimate" and
given any "run", tell me which sports should be covered? The main reason that
cycling and track and field are considered the dirtiest sports is because of
their testing procedures. If they used the same guidelines and testing protocol
in professional football, baseball, etc., I'll bet the percentage of abusers
would be higher. But with so much money involved, the leagues, player
associations, and probably even TV networks will not allow that degree of
Why are we even giving this "dope-de-france" any run? It is no way legitimate
and despite their best efforts there's no way for them to keep the dopers out of
the competition. Who cares?
I agree with you! Would he have stepped up if he has won the race.... no way.
I really can't even bring myself to watch the highlights of the Roid-de-France!
I don't believe a single racer is completely clean, which is sad.
Taking responsiblity would be not taking the drugs in the first place. He is
only "taking responsibilty" because he got caught!