Lance Armstrong accepts lifetime ban, loss of Tour de France

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Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 16, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
Pro athletes are paid cheaters. Some worse than others. Bicycling is on par with boxing.

DMT
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jan 17, 2013 - 05:45pm PT
At least he had the ball to come clean.
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Jan 17, 2013 - 06:02pm PT
Throw the bum out!


I'd like to see the bum thrown in prison! But, of course, we all know, the rich and famous play by a different set of rules than the rest of us . . .
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jan 17, 2013 - 06:47pm PT
Meh. Well, I hope the USPS gets their money back. They need all they can get.
Whole lotta scoundrels out there. Yeah Bruce, it's true. My oldest Brother got this generation.
mynameismud

climber
backseat
Jan 17, 2013 - 08:10pm PT
I still hope the UCI takes a serious hit over this. The UCI is complicit in the crimes since they ignored everything that was going on. Let's see, on international TV the leader of the peloton turns, makes a statement to the rest of the peloton, then rides away from the peloton and bridges up to the break away group and publicly chastises a rider that had spoken out against doping. Armstrong harasses the rider until he drops out of the break away and drops back into the peloton. The break away continues without Lance and the chastised rider. The TV commentators comment on the situation and the UCI does not investigate in any way. The doping was no longer a secret it was common knowledge.

Multiple riders went to the UCI and complained about doping practices and complained about specific riders. Some were actually chastised by the UCI. There are many reports, and this has been in the rags for years. Nothing, nada, the UCI sat on their ass and watched. Now they want Lance to testify. The UCI no longer has credibility.

One TDF doctor published a book and detailed exactly how doping was being done and how they were beating tests. The only thing that happened was the author and publishers were pressured to the point that the book was never published in English. What did the UCI do. Not a dam thing. They ignored the entire episode and tried to discredit the author.

I have no problem with them putting Lance on Trial but they darn well better take a cold hard look at the UCI.
Modesto Mutant

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Jan 17, 2013 - 11:55pm PT
The Lance Armstrong/Oprah Winfrey Interview Drinking Game:
http://teusje.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/lance-armstrong-drinking-game.png
dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Jan 18, 2013 - 12:12am PT
I'm very disappointed with Lance's answers in the interview.

Oprah was pulling teeth, he was guarded, well rehearsed, careful, calculated and still telling lies outright. His body language was very telling.

He could have been so much more forthright and named names but I guess it was too much to expect. Kudos to Tyler for not holding anything back.

Did I hear that Sheryl Crow called him "evil" in an interview recently?
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Jan 18, 2013 - 12:16am PT
Yeah - he's minimizing what he did.

climbski2

Mountain climber
Anchorage AK, Reno NV
Jan 18, 2013 - 12:28am PT
The only thing really bothering me about all this ...

The Cheif was right.

well one other thing.

The people who's lives he tried and basically succeeded in destroying for telling the truth.

I hope they bleed him dry and get rich doing so.
Lloyd Campbell

Social climber
St. Cloud, MN
Jan 18, 2013 - 07:11am PT
Would have been a lot more convincing if the interview would have started with a big fat apology to all the people he called liars, drove out of cycling, and financially wrecked trying to keep his secrets under wraps.

What a train wreck.
apinguat

Trad climber
kingfield, me
Jan 18, 2013 - 08:18am PT
The only thing really bothering me about all this ...

The Cheif was right.

That doesn't bother me I can't figure out his vendetta? Not that there isn't good reason for such an arse he was to other people but anyone who followed cycling those years, knew or should have known they were all on drugs.


Other thing.

The people who's lives he tried and basically succeeded in destroying for telling the truth.

Exactly.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 18, 2013 - 08:25am PT
Yeah Bruce, it's true. My oldest Brother got this generation.


Is that why you're a rebel and a pirate? HA!!!

Guys usually go all in for the family trad or fight it.

I've got a buddy I went to survival instructor school with who followed in dad's footsteps. Man, what a dick sometimes! It's all good though, he goes to Drill Instructors Anonymous now.....
JohnnyG

climber
Jan 18, 2013 - 09:05am PT
"listen, I called you crazy, I called you a bitch. I called you all these things, but I never called you fat"

Holy mo, that was surreal.

Walleye

climber
The Hot Kiss on the end of a Wet Fist
Jan 18, 2013 - 09:20am PT
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Jan 18, 2013 - 10:49am PT
Those of you say that his doping hurt nobody but him...

Let's, just forget about a moment the wealthy endorsements he got.

Let's think about the victims, yes victims, of his lies and deceit.

The people's whose reputations he destroyed. Emma O'Reilly, just as starters.

There apparently are still some Armstrong supporters on this forum.

The dude is rich and has gone out of his way to destroy people's lives, and some of you think he is "okay". Where did your get your values from? The gutter?

And this little story with Oprah will just get him more mileage. Sickening.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Jan 18, 2013 - 10:51am PT
Well point blank he admits it.
If you can believe him.
Maybe he's lying
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Jan 18, 2013 - 10:54am PT
Dehli Dog, it was a PR job, get it?

His advisors told him, come clean and you will clean up.
Delhi Dog

climber
Good Question...
Jan 18, 2013 - 10:55am PT
wonder how much he got...
Patrick Sawyer

climber
Originally California now Ireland
Jan 18, 2013 - 11:03am PT
He will get off scot free, but the people he has slandered and libeled, and the monies he has received from endorsements, will have a fight on their hands, and Armstrong will still clean up.

I don't know if should be surprised, amazed or befuddled at the Armstrong supporters on this form.

He won't be paying for your mortgage, healthcare or climbing gear.
rrider

climber
Mckinleyville, Ca
Jan 18, 2013 - 11:05am PT
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/lance-armstrong--arrogant-and-unaware--did-little-to-repair-his-image-in-mea-culpa-with-oprah-062222144.html

sing to the tune of Hendrix's Foxy Lady: / / "toxic!" / / "toxic!"...

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