Skip to comments.USADA to strip Lance Armstrong of 7 Tour titles
Posted on 08/23/2012 8:23:23 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday night it will strip Lance Armstrong of his unprecedented seven Tour de France titles after he declared he was finished fighting the drug charges that threaten his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists of all time.
Travis Tygart, USADA's chief executive, said Armstrong would also be hit with a lifetime ban on Friday.
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Here’s a question for you: Floyd Landis, one of Lance’s detractors, was stripped of his 2007 TDF win after it WAS discovered he was doping. Why didn’t he use the same method of doping that he accused Armstrong of if it was so successful for Lance? (and which by the way has never been proven)
LOL! (I understand)
Switching gears, should start paying attention to the Rangers-Twins game.....a potential no-hitter and a hit for the cycle in the same game.....Harrison has a no-no through six, and Beltre is a single away from hitting for the cycle.
“Wait... Did Armstrong vote Republican or something?”
Over in the Leftist fever swamps, some moonbats are gloating since Lance Armstrong bicycled with GWB, that made him a right winger.
It is definitely a witch hunt.
Their witnesses are admitted dopers who are saving their professional future by going after Lance. They had to falsely accuse a big fish or else their careers would be over.
Yet just riding with Bush set off the Lefties against Bush. How dare he! It has a lot with the Left’s psychotic violent hatred of Bush. Believe me, I have seen a lot of it while living in Minnesota.
Sheryl Crow left Armstrong because of that ride.
Be glad to chump. You ain’t got nothin. I was in the fight while you were shittin yellow. Punk
I sent my message that they can blow their witch hunt out their you know what.
If you go to all of the trouble to hide it, mask it, deny it, and fight it for years why would he have (supposedly) doped right in front of teammates, knowing he could lose everything?
When he came out, that was a turning point for me.
Armstrong dumped Crow, not the other way around.
Some nasty theories say it was because she got cancer.
Lance himself said it was because she wanted babies. The horrible wench.
Lance Armstrong: I dumped Sheryl Crow because she wanted babies
Did you notice Armstrong never sued Floyd Landis for his accusations? That's what an innocent man would have done. But even then Armstrong was too tired of the situation to do it.
Hard to envision Armstrong as a conservative.
At this point I wouldn’t even care if he were a Conservative, if he indeed is guilty it is right to strip him of those titles.
IMO, Lance Armsrtong is a hero.
Survives cancer—which many of us don’t.
Continues to compete at the very highest levels.
Passes over 500 drug tests in over 12 years.
Gets accused of misbehavior by others who didn’t pass tests for doping.
Ruling body decides to strip him of his acheivments because of stories from others who didn’t pass tests???
Something is very wrong here.
I sincerely hope that France says he can keep his awards.
Meanwhile, getting punished & put thru the lawyer agitator because of some kind of vendetta from others incapable of pllishing your bike is a travesty.
I understand that he uis pulling the plug on spending more money on lawyers. I hope he can continue to enjoy life.
He doesn’t deserve this, IMO.
From your name, I am guessing you are an avid biker. Me too. So far I have over 1000 miles commuting this year. Hope to hit 2000 by years end.
Lance is not a hero to me, but I do tip my helmet to him for his work ethic, his desire, and his fortitude. He has worked hard for what he has, to the detriment of his family.
I understand why he is stopping all this. He knows what he has accomplished, and how he did it. If, and that is IF, he has cheated, he has cheated himself first. He’ll have to live with it. I really don’t think anybody else is losing sleep over this whole thing.
Elvis Presley wasn’t a drug addict either, according to his fans. And Fabian is the greatest rock singer ever. Just ask his fans.
Team mates or wanna be’s?
Jealously is an ugly animal.
How many of those are just pissed at the world that they did not do as well?
How does any test change the fact his hearl is LITERALLY 30% larger than average?
The USADA just stinks in this mess. So ANYBODY who has an axe to grind can “get revenge” as long as they wait long enough.
BTW tea is a “masking agent”. Water is a making agent.
I also find it telling that they USADA did not want an actual trial but a rigged binding arbitration.