Will the Tour de France ever get beyond its dirty past? And it the dirty past in the past? Friday the 100th edition of cycling’s showcase Lance Armstrong had to be involved somehow and he has the gaul to tell newspapers he still feels he is the winner of seven races 1999-2005.
The world knows the truth
A dirty doping athlete, is a dirty doping athlete. He cheated to win, took sponsor money and is in court over the process right now as he speaks. Title record holder? Not in the United States and not with the US Postal racing team, it was a bunch juicers who lived and died to absorb EPO into their veins and lied to the public for years.
Tour director Christian Prudhomme said for these years the titles should remain bank. It’s a dark period in the history of the sport of cycling. Letting it ide and fade away and new clean cycling athletes come to the front to be showcased would be the best thing cycling could have happen. The skeleton’s in the closet of cycling are what they are, moving on without giving Lance Armstrong his fortune in glory is the only way to go about it.
The titles were stripped from him
Armstrong ruined his life by doping and cheating for years to win the Tour de France he has no one to blame for his soured reputation but himself and all the other men and women who helped him to keep the charade going.
Is it possible to win the Tour de France without doping
Jan Ulrich winner of the 1997 Tour de France just confessed to juicing the stuff for the first time with a Spanish doctor. French reporters also put together a senate investigation of evidence Laurent Jalabert, cycling athlete turned broadcaster, was doping during the 1998 tour.
If you can’t win you dope
Can we get out of Armstrong’s head trip and the sad comments he’s making that do nothing to raise up the sport of cycling> Cycling has now in place a “biological passport” program that monitors rider’s blood readings for tell-tale signs of doping. The Armstrong doping era has overshadowed the clean cycling athlete culture.
“I didn’t invent doping and it didn’t end with me.”
Unfortunately we hear Armstrong’s thuggish comments. If an athlete’s biggest challenge is coping with retirement, having the lie ripped out of your EPO’tainted veins must be brutal. The doping –lie was a way of life, and the truth has never been told and the air not truly cleared, all the world gets are one-liner sarcasms from no-titled athlete who refuses to go down with his own doping scandal.