USADA: Armstrong could have kept 5 Tour titles
Lance Armstrong might have retained most of his cycling titles if he had cooperated with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's investigation, USADA head Travis Tygart says in a Sunday interview with USA TODAY Sports.
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#1 Aug 27, 2012
Whether he is guilty or not is no longer the question but how an official sporting department in America can strip an athlete of titles before they have had to prove a single accusation is both ridiculous and shocking as says a lot about the American system. This is a poor, poor decision for all sports and shows once again the American gung ho attitude of steamrolling everything and everyone in their path, even if its one of their own. Saddened by such un qualified decisions.
#2 Aug 27, 2012
Mr Armstrong was the best cycilist on the planet!!..the way he was treated is a disgrace..never tested positive once...this is not mentioned as much as it should be..can't imagine a star. Baseball player. Banned for life without testing positive..not even once!!!..a d taking his awards away..MVP..CY young extra..this is the biggest disgrace in sports history!!!..say it ain't so lance...somebody has to step up and get your medals. Back!!!..lance your the definition of a Tru champion...;+)
#4 Aug 27, 2012
I think Lance was guilty of doping but I too wonder how a US non governmental agency can strip him of titles in ANOTHER COUNTRY???
Lance didn't help himself and apparently there was a mountain of evidence against even if it was testimony. The number of witnesses is too many for a coincidence or conspiracy. Still one positive test even if for a masking agent would help.
#5 Aug 29, 2012
USADA are only taking a previous lead from WADA when their President told press that Contador would only have received a 6 months suspended sentence if the President of Spain had not spoken up for him and claimed his innocence. Contador received a 2 year ban back dated which meant he served 6 months and missed the Tour.
It appears these sentences are made from mad men but the reality I believe is they come sheer frustration of being so far behind those taking/administering banned substances and practices they will say and do anything.
This unfortunately is a dangerous practice as they shall encounter those in the long run who shall be bigger and stronger than them and have their comments ridiculed and possibly their organisations taken apart or least reinvented without them.
USADA may well be the first, we shall see.
#6 Sep 1, 2012
Stop saying the best cyclist in planet he just try to win the tour had all the money he wanted do do it did not have to race classic, giro or vuelta, never won real one day race like real warrior of cycling and he fell , he got nothing like Landis ,Hamilton,and all his lieutenant who got tested positif , that why I call real disaster in sport . He is the cancer ,him ,the UCI ,and the tour CEO all in the same bag , bravo USADA bravo to try to bit the cyclist cancer and to do that you had the balls to fight the mafia.
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