Lance Armstrong accepts lifetime ban, loss of Tour de France

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sullly

Trad climber
Aug 23, 2012 - 11:40pm PT
His smugness lost me long ago.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Aug 23, 2012 - 11:54pm PT
There is no guarantee of sympathy be it from current admirers or civil court.

The dumb is always when "the court of public opinion" is full of hurt in face of civil or criminal court findings.

Law is logic not emotion.
corniss chopper

climber
breaking the speed of gravity
Aug 23, 2012 - 11:55pm PT
Lance's net worth is $125 million so in a sense he did get away
with it.


http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-athletes/olympians/lance-armstrong-net-worth/

Curt

Boulder climber
Gilbert, AZ
Aug 24, 2012 - 12:03am PT
That is the tale of our society... regardless the truth.

Give me a fukking break. The last thing you care about is truth. Maybe LA doped and maybe he didn't--I have no absolute proof either way and neither do you. Doping is/was rampant in cycling and likely as not, the guy who finished second to LA in each TDF was doping. All you seem truly passionate about is tearing down a legend.

Curt
Karl Baba

Trad climber
Yosemite, Ca
Aug 24, 2012 - 12:05am PT
THis is a joke. They all dope. They should simply go after the new winners the way they went after Lance until they accept bans and then go after the third place guys

Sure, they try to avoid being technically tested on the wrong side of the law and Lance beat all that, so they go after him anyway

Peace

Karl
Curt

Boulder climber
Gilbert, AZ
Aug 24, 2012 - 12:06am PT
Example, Tiger Woods.

Yeah, Tiger's really hurting. Do you just hate all Americans?

A legend in your own minds. Not nor ever was in mine. Fact is, was not in many others either.

Hell, if he had a rocket super glued to his ass the last ten years and outright cheated and still won, you all would be in the same bs "Legend" sand box.

While you're on your pathological mission, why not strip Michael Phelps of his London medals for the Louis Vuitton ads?

Curt
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Aug 24, 2012 - 12:07am PT
BFD if Lance doped...I think his other accomplishments , surviving cancer and living the grueling lifestyle of a pro rider far out shine any accusations the peanut gallery can throw at him...And do i have to mention the exposure Armstrong gave to the American cycling industry...? RJ
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Aug 24, 2012 - 12:08am PT
He's every bit the hero that Barry Bonds is...oh and Michael Vick...Pete Rose...
this just in

climber
north fork
Aug 24, 2012 - 12:10am PT
Funny, how things change. The poster boy of cycling, being hunted by those who promoted him, because he was great for the sport and ratings. Same bullshit with baseball, when Sosa and McGuire were battling for the single season home run record. MLB pumped it up for ratings, then crucified them when doping became a problem. Like they didn't support the ratings and money it brought and played dumb in knowing it was happening. All the same sh#t to make money and guess what they're using Armstrong to get headlines again. "don't hate the player, hate the game" actually don't hate any of it, it's just a game and who gives a sh#t.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Aug 24, 2012 - 12:15am PT
By the agreed upon standards in place, he did not dope, PERIOD. A+B samples, positive...they didn't have them, thus no evidence. Hearsay from the pelton is not a positive sample. Some wankers with a hard on for LA, also not a positive sample.

My intial thoughts were:

1. Who the F$%^k is the USADA, and
2. On what planet are they living if they think they have some kind of authority over who does or does not hold the TDF titles.

These clowns are so far out to lunch they're having a picnic on Mars. I wouldn't bother with them either if I were him. "You're stripping my titles? Bwhahaha, you don't have the authority dipshits. You're giving me a life ban? I'm retired dipshits. Go f*#k yourselves"

Good for LA. At some point you have to say "enough is enough".

crunch

Social climber
CO
Aug 24, 2012 - 12:16am PT
No one's immune. I heard they were investigating Donini next....
MisterE

Social climber
Aug 24, 2012 - 12:17am PT
WBraun

climber
Aug 24, 2012 - 12:18am PT
You're giving me a life ban? I'm retired dipshits. Go f*#k yourselves"

LOL

I thought the same thing.

Hows that work anyways?
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Aug 24, 2012 - 12:20am PT
Chief...What Tour did Jack Shite ride in...? RJ
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Aug 24, 2012 - 12:22am PT
I heard Donini was the Tiger Woods of camp four...?
WBraun

climber
Aug 24, 2012 - 12:22am PT
Chief has a good argument so we'll just have to see how it plays out.

This will be vedy interesting .......
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Reno, Nuh VAAAA duh
Aug 24, 2012 - 12:22am PT
It's great the standup officials at the USADA spent all those millions figuring out... nothing? In the cycle of promoting and tearing down our heroes, who really wins? At least Lance cycles (get it?!) some of that money into the service of a charitable cause.

I still dug seeing all those great races. I'll take the joy I felt seeing great wins where Lance dug deep in the mountains and leave it to small minds who only think themselves bigger by tearing the world down to trumpet their own pathetic misery.

For everything that has a blemish somewhere, there's always some macabre dipshit there to jump up and down hooting and pointing it out.

Viva Lance!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Aug 24, 2012 - 12:25am PT
Meanwhile the artic melts...
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Aug 24, 2012 - 12:25am PT
No one's immune. I heard they were investigating Donini next....

Geez. I thought that one would stay buried. But since you bring it up, what I heard is that Donini accidentally combined the doses for all four guys on that Latok trip into his own syringe. It gave him super powers, but once the investigation gets rolling they'll definitely strip him of all his first ascents.
stevep

Boulder climber
Salt Lake, UT
Aug 24, 2012 - 12:28am PT
Chief, I think it's pretty likely Armstrong doped.

But pretty much everyone else did too. If you think Kloden is in the clear, you haven't been paying too close attention:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/german-nada-looking-to-investigate-kloden-sinkewitz-and-kessler-for-blood-doping
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