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  • Pete Alinszki
    October 31, 2012 - 20:53

    I too agree with Susan. I've been into the sport and have seen so many people, even on national level dope. The use of EPD in cycling is rampant. There are teenager cyclists taking EPD in some cases without thinking of the effects of these on their young bodies. It is absolutely pathetic on the part of the public and the media outlets to bring the man to its public peril where every single fact shouts wide spread use of EPD. Lance was never my Hero, but now he is. Why? Because of him the sport may actually get cleaned from EPD for at least a decade. Because of him, we are witnessing the application of double standards in the rules of law applicable to sport offenses. I have stopped watching all major events organized by UCI since Rasmusen was deliberately removed and replaced by a known drug cheater, both directly and indirectly evidenced. I hate to say it, but because of people with such level of arrogance we are able to address the underlying issues. And yet, the UCI bosses are still confident they have done nothing wrong.

  • barry
    October 30, 2012 - 20:41

    I also couldn't finish this article. If these allegations are true then the man is a lier a cheat and a thief. How can society look up to him as any kind of hero. His ill gotten fame came about because he has no honour. And one would have to think his own cancer could have been triggered by all the chemicals he was pumping into his own body. And lance is now showing the world his true arrogant self by not even coming clean about the whole sorry affair.

  • James
    October 30, 2012 - 16:56

    Cracking article Susan!

  • Jogn
    October 30, 2012 - 15:31

    Wtf ; You should really looking into doping in sport more if your really think Lance Armstrong is a cheat. I hate to break it to you but he was just leveling the playing field. Lance Armstrong is one of the most tested athletes, if not the most tested athlete in history. Do you actually think if it was that easy for him to piss negative so many times no one els was doing it too? Besides that, take a look at how many people around him were using drugs. In the 2008 Tour De France 8 out of 10 of the top finishers tested positive.

  • Lori
    October 30, 2012 - 15:18

    If only he'd admit to some level of guilt! It would make a number of his critics feel a bit better. And there is a *big* difference between Gatorade and blood doping or steroids. Yes, it's a dirty sport. Yes, there's likely a fair amount of performance enhancing drug use done in all sports, but it has to stop somewhere. There have to be lines drawn, and hopefully this is the first in a series of steps to do just that.

  • Really
    October 30, 2012 - 11:40

    Are you living in a drug induced world ? This man used drugs and fraud to win and then lied about it over and over. The 19 witnesses on his team - that also used - are not telling the truth and he is...yea right. What are you saying to the youth - it is alright to use drugs and even if caught you are still a really good sports hero. Sorry just another arrogant, rich by deception Druggie..........................who happened to beat Cancer (and that is good)

  • David
    October 30, 2012 - 11:32

    Message: if you a an immoral, cheating, sociopathic SOB, hopefully you're also cunning enough to take up a laudable cause like cancer as an insurance policy. It won't fool many, but if you ever need it, even a flimsy paddle in a lifeboat is better than none.

  • riick
    October 30, 2012 - 08:53

    susan i love this story but do the people who are draging this man to his toes know what they are doing to the child who survived cancer as he has but all there faith and trust in him with his foundation.there is good and bad in all let this man continue with his good that is for the kids of cancer

  • Dave
    October 30, 2012 - 08:48

    This article summarises my opinion on the whole affair perfectly. He is seemingly the only one being punished for what the vast majority (maybe the whole) were up to.

    • Phillip Davis
      October 30, 2012 - 17:58

      Deto to all that has been said. I hope Lance knows that not all of us are throwing him under the bus. I don't care how many sport enhancing supplements/drugs that you take; it takes a hell of a lot more than that to even participate in the TDF, let alone win 7 of them. Your still a champ Lance. And I haven't even mentioned his accomplishments with cancer. Keep your head high. But it might be a good idea to acknowledge what we all know anyway.

  • wtf
    October 30, 2012 - 08:43

    I could only read about a third of this column and that was all I could stomach. You're not naive, you're a fool. If the allegations are true, and it seems they are, then Armstrong is not a scapegoat but a cheat. And a greedy cheat at that to steal seven championships. He didn't just steal championships, he stole everything that came with those championships - the endorsements, the ability of the winner to promote their charities, etc. Nobody cares if he's arrogant, that's a given for anyone at the top of their field. Your pathetic attempt to compare him to Clinton is laughable. Clinton lied about something that had nothing to do with him becoming president or the duties of the office. Armstrong's lies helped him become champion, over and over. It's said he's bullied, threatened and sued anyone who might expose his cheating. That's more than being arrogant.

    • david
      October 30, 2012 - 15:23

      Th worst thing Armstrong did was ruin several honest people's careers and lives. He is scum, and any remaining supporters are pathetic, weak-minded fools.