Oh please, let's not stop talking about penis'
The Brown would be my second choice.
Having looked at the evidence now, it is obvious LA was doping. My difference with the USADA comes in their choice of words. It wasn't a very sophisticated scheme by US Postal, it seems to me to be very unsophisticated, albeit very widespread and well known about, and, ironically, it would be USADA incompetence that is to blame for Armstrong getting away with it for so long. The USADA was one step behind all the time and they were just too simplistic in their approach. Imagine not testing at night, even when they knew of glow time on EPO. Really, just fucking stupid. Glow time was the key and the USADA seems to be unaware of it. Now, with these revelations, they seem to be saying 'we got you, we are great', to which I say, it took you 12 years to get someone when one season of testing the team at different times in 24 hours would have caught them. USADA has to share some of the blame for this fiasco.
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Meanwhile, in the world of professional sports and doping...
"Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life on Monday" "Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling. Lance Armstrong deserves to be forgotten in cycling," In ur face u cheat!
^and in that are you including the entire era, including all those French riders who couldn't quite manage to beat LA, despite the dope...
The entire sport and any/all awards over this period in time must now be in doubt. What about second and third placings?
I can see lawn bowls being hit badly by this.
"The entire sport and any/all awards over this period in time must now be in doubt. What about second and third placings?" I agree, a journalist published an article in the sports newspaper"l'equipe" and found out that during Armstrong's reign (7 years) only 3 riders in the top 10 were not involved in any cases of drug abuse incident, scary!
Trying to detect something that is almost undetecable isn't easy though.
I wonder if they will do anything about the winners directly before Armstrong. The winners from 96-98 (Riis, Ullrich and Pantani) have all admitted doping or have been strongly implicated in doping scandals.
EPO was entirely detectable, so were blood transfusions. They just didn't work out a regime to catch ALL the riders on tour. Really, it was a simple thing to do. They just needed to do a night swoop on all the training camps and then start pre-race testing. Do that and you would catch a hell of a lot of them.
Well, now one of Armstrong's advertisers wants some or all of $12 million bonus money paid to him returned based on the decision to strip him of his Tour de France wins. This story is far from over ...