Lance Armstrong Just Lets It Go
How many years does an athlete have to fight accusations of doping and cheating? Why do we allow just anyone that spouts off an accusation to tarnish an athlete's legacy?
Lance Armstrong has never failed a single PED test in his career. Actual evidence doesn't seem to matter in his case though, as no one can survive testicular cancer that ravages their entire body, then recover enough to win 7 straight Tour De France...right? Investigators have stalked Armstrong for the majority of his career, poking, prodding, and waiting to him to slip up so they could stand up, point and scream "Told you so!"
Now that they have beat Armstrong down to the point that he doesn't want to fight them anymore, his accusers are claiming victory. What did they win, exactly? Where is the smoking gun? Is it Floyd Landis' testimony? This is the same man that claimed the synthetic testosterone that was found in his system (in a failed drug test) was the result of drinking too much whiskey. Then going out and destroying the very next stage of the Tour De France.
Maybe they are depending on Tyler Hamilton to shed some light on Armstong's doping days. Isn't he the same guy that defended his failed blood test with..."I have an unborn twin in my body." You can't make this stuff up, people.
Armstrong last retired from the sport over a year ago, and these allegations are over a decade old. In that time, Armstrong has passed over 500 tests to determine if he was a cheat. Again, not a single test came back positive. I repeat that because it is a startling fact.
The USADA has banned and stripped the career of the single biggest star that cycling has ever seen...worldwide, without a single test to found the case upon. Instead they are basing their actions on the hearsay of cyclists, some of who have proven they can come up with some pretty inconceivable lies.
The USADA claims to "Include numerous protections for athletes to ensure that only athletes who are guilty of a doping violation are sanctioned", but in Armstrong's case it appears that being accused of a doping violation is enough to be sanctioned.Continued on the next page