Lance Armstrong formally charged with doping
They finally found enough to charge him.
I always liked how he said he "never failed a test." But for years never said "I've never taken performance enhancing drugs."
In the article he is quoted as saying he never doped. First sentence last paragraph...
Originally Posted by Prairie Sage
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"Consistent with" doesn't mean anything. "Consistent with" is an opinion, or at best a corollary. "Tested positive for" is a fact, and I didn't see that worded in the report.
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I tend to believe Armstrong. Don't they have random drug tests and testing after races?
no one in that sport seems to be clean
Clean or not, Armstrong is one of the most incredible athletes in my lifetime. What he accomplished in his recovery from cancer and then to dominate an amazingly arduous sport like he did, is nothing short of miraculous.
"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. " C.S.Lewis
Yes they do, and he was never flagged in any tests. I really hope he is innocent, and will continue to believe he is so until proven otherwise.
Originally Posted by HuskerFanz
what if he was doping on some advanced stuff in where they don't(or didn't have them at the time) have tests for them? beta testers and others?
Originally Posted by Dotsee
Originally Posted by Huskers57
We can find a million what if's if we want to, but I still try and believe in innocent until proven guilty
Originally Posted by ThotDoc
It is amazing that he could still ride a bike with his condition.
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Being that he beat all the other guys who were doping as well....I don't see an issue even if it is proven he was doping.
Yes, that's a good point.
Originally Posted by RedPhoenix
Living in the bike racing hotbed of the USA, I have several friends in the industry. They both said that the advantages inherent in the type of blood doping and other things racers do to build endurance, and to recover quickly from prior day's races, is so great, that someone who is not doing it could not possibly beat someone who is, given that they are all elite racers. They race for four or five hours in the mountains, then have to turn around and do it the next day and the next and the next??? Recovery is everything. They both say that it doesn't mean that Lance wasn't the greatest rider in the world in those days. He was, because he was beating everyone else. But he couldn't have done it without leveling the playing field.
"Those mothers would rather see the country go down in flames than let the times change."
-- Samuel L. Jackson
Cheating is cheating. I have no idea if Armstrong was clean or not. Frankly, I DON'T CARE, and it is the current use of performance enhancing drugs by many professional athletes that have caused myself and many others to "Not Care." I am all about seeing what the human body is capable of unenhanced. I think it is too bad that the doping occurs at all. Mostly money driven I guess.
Originally Posted by Cardinal
After testing all the riders using hyperaccurate tests, the actual winner of the Tour De France every year since 2003 has been this guy....