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This was good news to hear. What a pompous a-hole. My friend's brother was on the US cycling team with Armstrong and they hate that mother fricker.


This attitude is by far the most depressing aspect of this. Wow, so someone that is super successful is an a-hole, big deal. Why does that make it OK to just keep investigating him until we get the results we want.






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GumBro Jackson
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I don't know whether he doped or not, but I do know that he is the most scrutinized and tested athlete in history and that, to my knowledge he has never failed any test. The only evidence they have is the testimony of some guys who did fail and we know they are cheaters.

The whole thing just seems like a witch hunt.






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So check out the people that were runners up to Lance and can consider themselves champions now:



Doping was institutionalized within every team during this period. Basically, you were going to go on the team doping regimine or you weren't going to race because you wouldn't be able to hang when it mattered. It's just the reality. It wasn't even like baseball where it was individualized guys choosing to do it. Most of the guys in cycling basically had no choice if they wanted to make a living






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lsufan112001
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Hes the best doping cyclist amongst all the other doping cyclists. Move on....
about like baseball now, you gotta question everyone to where u dont even care anymore






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Baloo
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It wasn't even like baseball where it was individualized guys choosing to do it.

This is false. It wasn't individual players on their own in baseball. Owners and teams were tacitly encouraging players to use steroids - which is why they didn't test, or pass any rules against PED use. Even if a player was doping in the 90s, he wasn't breaking any rules.






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lsutigers1992
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I love how people just blindly defended him because he had cancer, and you can't criticize him because he had cancer. And he obviously bused the shite out of that trust.

Surviving cancer does not give you immunity from being a dick, and karma finally caught up with him.


I guess your Foundation has raised over $500 Million Dollars??? Yeah, Call him names and jump up his ass...in the end he passed every test, competed against people doing the exact same thing. AND DOMINATED A SPORT.

He also leveraged his celebrity and success to raise money for cancer research. Did I mention his Livestrong Foundation has raised over $500 Million. So, hate on him all you want...he has accomplished more than anyone on this board ever will.






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SevenSix
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The Fed just finished a probe on him, and he was acquitted. You mean to tell me the USADA had a sample the was "Fully consistent with blood doping" yet noone else has been able to come up with this?

They have had the better part of a decade to make accusations against Lance. At some point, you have to say this is just a witch hunt.


+1

He's been found guilty of doping by an agency that didn't even exist when he won some of his yellow jerseys. At the same time the agency that oversees the sport of cycling has found no evidence to proceed with any further investigation.

From my understanding the USADA's main evidence is the testimony of other cyclists, who have all been found to have doped. They failed the same drug tests that Lance never failed.

Did he dope? Maybe.
Is he a jerk? I've read that he is a total a-hole.
Is he stupid for dumping Sheryl Crow? Yup

Nonetheless, the method by which USADA has arrived at their ruling really bothers me. Any other professional cyclist would be ruined at this point if they didn't have Lance's cash flow, yet there is still no evidence that he doped.






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RedHawk
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Livestrong doesn't donate one dime to cancer research, it all goes to cancer awareness.

Livestrong






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Facts are that Lance won on a level playing field. All of the cyclists were doping. I would put it at 90% and it may actually be higher. Stripping titles in cycling is ridiculous. who are you going to give the titles to? you would have to go down the chain pretty far to some unknown peleton dog to find someonen who was "clean" and even then there would be no way to know.





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Baloo
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And drug use has been part of cycling dating back to the 1950s. They used to take all sorts of crap to make those kinds of rides. For LeMond to pretend he wasn't probably doing fistfulls of crank is just silly. Drug use was practically an accepted part of cycling until recently.





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usc6158
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This is false. It wasn't individual players on their own in baseball. Owners and teams were tacitly encouraging players to use steroids - which is why they didn't test, or pass any rules against PED use. Even if a player was doping in the 90s, he wasn't breaking any rules.



Sure, there was quiet encouragement and hush hush acceptance, but it's not like cycling where the guy deciding if you were going to make the team or not was tossing you a bag of EPO and testosterone viles and syringes






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He was at the time "the best of the dopers". Everyone doped in that era. The evidence against him is a mountain of circumstantial but it is a mountain. As a cycling fan I want the sport as clean as it can be, and if this helps, so be it.





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$500 Million Dollars


Regardless of thoughts on the whole doping issue, you can't argue against his contribution to humanity. The numbers don't lie. Hundreds of millions of dollars have been raised towards cancer research and cancer survivor aid.



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anyone defending Lemond as 'clean' should take a look at the pot calling the kettle black here.

I wonder which 'doping' helps the most? mechanical or EPO?

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LeMond put his bike into a huge 55 x 12 gear. His effort was the fastest individual time trial for a distance longer than 10 km ever ridden. A November 1989 Bicycling Magazine article, supported by wind-tunnel data, estimated that LeMond may have gained 1 minute on Fignon through the use of the new aerobars.[8] He also could have gained 16 seconds by wearing his aero helmet with a slightly elongated tail section for better aerodynamics, while Fignon rode bare-headed with his ponytail exposed to the wind.
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So Lemond gained over a minute & 16 seconds over Fignon because he attached aero bars to his bike and used an aero helmet.

Clearly this didn't tilt the playing field at all.

Also interesting this is the FASTEST TT EVER at that time and second fastest EVER. Wow, I figured with the super drugs of the early 2000s Lance would have been much faster over "clean as a whistle" Lemond.

eta Clearly Lemond had an advantage; aero bars in particular..that destroyed Fignon..and even then he won by the barest of times..7 seconds.

Sooo, because Fignon failed (or didn't know) what a huge advantage aero bars provided Lemond's win is ok? No doubt Fignon could have held onto those 7 seconds if he had stuck some aero bars on his bike.



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This looks like a total witchhunt, but the USADA must have something. Why would a completely innocent person throw in the towel now, after fighting allegations for all these years?


If they have something they better come out with it, this all seems like total bull shite as things stand now.






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This attitude is by far the most depressing aspect of this. Wow, so someone that is super successful is an a-hole, big deal. Why does that make it OK to just keep investigating him until we get the results we want.


+1000

A friend of a friend of my sister says:

Micheal Jordan is an a-hole
Tiger Woods is an a-hole
Lance Armstrong is an a-hole
Tom Brady is an a-hole
Joe Montana is an a-hole

etc etc.

Most of this comes from a losers jealous mentality. The real studs are so focused that Im sure they appear as a-holes to the average.






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10888bge
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frick USADA. Lance won all of his races fair and square. His (armstrong) Open testing policy for all comers, His 500+ urine blood and other tests on record and with back up samples, makes this a bull shite case for the USADA. I can't wait for the RFI's start piling up and they have to release all of the information on the case. Someone should ask the USADA what they offered the other cyclists for their testimony.





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TigerBait1127
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He was at the time "the best of the dopers". Everyone doped in that era. The evidence against him is a mountain of circumstantial but it is a mountain. As a cycling fan I want the sport as clean as it can be, and if this helps, so be it.


never been a fan of the ends justifying the means. A mountain of shite is still filled with shit






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LosLobos111
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Oh well





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CAD703X
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Sopmeone should update the original title with a question mark

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The UCI has contended that it should have jurisdiction over Armstrong's case as it was responsible for carrying out doping tests while he competed. The American has been at pains to point out he has never failed a test.

The UCI could choose to appeal to the court of arbitration for sport in Switzerland against the Usada ruling, or to gain jurisdiction over the case.

But for now it has chosen to wait for Usada to provide a required communication explaining its actions before making further comment.

A statement read: "The UCI notes Lance Armstrong's decision not to proceed to arbitration in the case that Usada has brought against him.

"The UCI recognises that Usada is reported as saying that it will strip Mr Armstrong of all results from 1998 onwards in addition to imposing a lifetime ban from participating in any sport which recognises the World Anti-Doping Code.

"Article 8.3 of the WADC states that where no hearing occurs the Anti-Doping Organisation with results management responsibility shall submit to the parties concerned (Mr Armstrong, Wada and UCI) a reasoned decision explaining the action taken.

"As USADA has claimed jurisdiction in the case the UCI expects that it will issue a reasoned decision in accordance with Article 8.3 of the Code.

"Until such time as Usada delivers this decision the UCI has no further comment to make."


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The waters are muddied further by Wada's eight-year statute of limitations. That would throw doubt on Usada's move to strip Armstrong of all his results from 1 August 1998.

Of Armstrong's Tour wins, only his victories in 2004 and 2005 fell within the eight-year window when proceedings were started against him, although Usada maintains evidence from prior to that period can still be utilised.

A further can of worms would be opened when it came to deciding the winners of the tours that took place between 1999 and 2005, if Armstrong is excluded from the results.

For example, runners-up to Armstrong during that period include the German Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso, both of whom have served bans for doping offences.


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