you dope you lose.
I bet the ban is over reaching, I doubt the have evidence that he doped every year. I would challenge it, but they obliviously got the goods on him at least or some years.
We only live in patches. - H. G. Wells
He quit his lawsuit against the USADA, which they are using as an admission of guilt.
If Lance Armstrong weren't the cancer guy, he would be guilty in public opinion.
Imagine if MLB, the NFL or the NBA gave a lifetime ban and stripped an athlete of all awards/wins based on heresay and "fully consistent w/ doping" test results. Do you think there would be a lawsuit?
I suspect Armstrong doped. Sometimes certain things just seem too unreal to be true (7 Tour de France titles, right Melky?).
Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.
I miss the good old days, where we'd fight hard to protect an American that goes overseas and dominates foreign competition. Now we have an American agency actively going after him? Lame.
25 Years and Counting...
25 Years and Counting...
With doping so rampant in cycling I suspect that Armstrong doped. However he never failed a drug test and according to ESPN radio has taken over 500. He dominated the sport for a decade and raised hundreds of millions of dollars to combat cancer. I still admire Lance for what he has done. The irony of it is cycling takes a back back back back back back page in any sports except when Lance's name comes up.
I lost all respect for Lance when, as soon as he beat cancer, he left his wife and shacked up with Sheryl Crow.
So should cycling examine their testing process?
If Armstrong was tested hundreds of times randomly (blood, urine, etc.) since 1999 and never tested positive, but is now banned based on the testimony of cyclists who actually did get caught cheating, what good is the testing process that they have in place?
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