Triathlete.com Poll: What Do You Thin...

Triathlete.com Poll: What Do You Think Lance Armstrong Should Do Next?

There are 13 comments on the Inside Triathlon story from Jun 20, 2012, titled Triathlete.com Poll: What Do You Think Lance Armstrong Should Do Next?. In it, Inside Triathlon reports that:

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong had planned to race in this weekend's Ironman France, but will not be allowed due to an inquiry by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and the World Triathlon Corporation's rule stating that athletes under investigation are suspended from Ironman events.

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jk uk

Manchester, UK

#1 Jun 22, 2012
Play them at there own game, he should create his own ironman distance race, perhaps call it ironstrong or tri-srong and % of proceeds goto Livestrong cancer charity funding...and go global.
Matt

Macedon, NY

#2 Jun 24, 2012
When are they ever goin to just move on? He clearly has been tested over 500 times so when is it ever enough? I agree he should make his own race and raise a ton of $ for Livestrong cancer charity funding!
Vic

Scottsdale, AZ

#3 Jun 27, 2012
It sucks that he is guilty until proven otherwise.

Check out http://www.slickbikes.com
Cyclingfan

San Francisco, CA

#4 Jul 10, 2012
He is guilty, the man cheated big time.
LJJ

Jupiter, FL

#5 Jul 11, 2012
Lance is about to be overtaken and swept up by the drug enforcer peloton so he should probably just apologize to all of us who have admired and loved him for years letting the chips fall where they may hoping we still respect his ability to overcome pride and be truthful. It is all very sad but at least it may help A LITTLE to clean up sports especially cycling. Letting people off -including baseball players etc.. - does not allow the pure / clean athletes to shine which is also very sad.
24wheelspeed

Buena Park, CA

#6 Jul 11, 2012
This talk about cleaning up the sport by directing all attention to things in the past does nothing for the future. As a rule, you focus on moving forward. We will forever be stuck in the past by what is taking place right now. Drugs exist in most every sport. Why cycling bears the brunt is beyond explanation. These are athletes that push themselves beyond extreme. They race at speeds in clothing that provides no protection. It is a shame doping exists but it does. Past is past. Hate the players of old all you want but that doesnt change a thing. Move on. I dont want to hear about last year, next year.
LJJ

Jupiter, FL

#7 Jul 11, 2012
24wheelspeed wrote:
This talk about cleaning up the sport by directing all attention to things in the past does nothing for the future. As a rule, you focus on moving forward. We will forever be stuck in the past by what is taking place right now. Drugs exist in most every sport. Why cycling bears the brunt is beyond explanation. These are athletes that push themselves beyond extreme. They race at speeds in clothing that provides no protection. It is a shame doping exists but it does. Past is past. Hate the players of old all you want but that doesnt change a thing. Move on. I dont want to hear about last year, next year.
Beyond Explanation??: It is because the cyclists are constantly being caught even recently. This is not the past? How can you clean up the future if you don't do something to stop the dishonesty by using past examples? They will just keep doing it. So, should anyone who does something in the past be let off for scams, crimes, bad behavior? A lot of victims may disagree with this theory. Yes, they are great athletes (still) but they have scammed us and themselves! What about the one person who is actually a better athlete but refuses to dope and could have won something?? Who speaks for them?? I guess they are being spoken for right now and people who reek of guilt would like it- of course- to all go away. Don't ever hate but fight for the innocent by exposing the dopers ( scammers) past and present in ALL sports.
24wheelspeed

Buena Park, CA

#8 Jul 11, 2012
LJJ wrote:
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Beyond Explanation??: It is because the cyclists are constantly being caught even recently. This is not the past? How can you clean up the future if you don't do something to stop the dishonesty by using past examples? They will just keep doing it. So, should anyone who does something in the past be let off for scams, crimes, bad behavior? A lot of victims may disagree with this theory. Yes, they are great athletes (still) but they have scammed us and themselves! What about the one person who is actually a better athlete but refuses to dope and could have won something?? Who speaks for them?? I guess they are being spoken for right now and people who reek of guilt would like it- of course- to all go away. Don't ever hate but fight for the innocent by exposing the dopers ( scammers) past and present in ALL sports.
You know, in all I do agree with your comments. The problem with this case is the real possibility that there is no tangible proof. As it seems at this point, witnesses have been 'purchased' for testimony so to speak. Its obvious to all that we do not have the inside facts to the case however. The problem I have with this method is the timing these all seem come out. It a soap opera to say the least and I feel it is being done on purpose and that is what is bringing issue to the front on cycling. That is why this method has to stop. On another note, due process is a right we have and should expect. The way this is moving forward and presented does not show those rights are given. In the end, work to end doping but do it the SAME in ALL sports. Or give cycling a huge mafia union to act on behalf of them as well just as in the other big 3.
sickofidiocy

Atlanta, GA

#9 Jul 11, 2012
And you know that how?
sickofidiocy

Atlanta, GA

#10 Jul 11, 2012
And you know that how???
LJJ

Jupiter, FL

#11 Jul 12, 2012
sickofidiocy wrote:
And you know that how???
That is a good point plus : I copied this comment from someone named pityparty from PA on another forum because it fit here and makes sense regarding the due process comment :"This is not the US government going after Armstrong on criminal charges. This is the US Anti Doping Agency. There are no criminal penalties just sanctions and penalties for the athlete or those who break the rules. There are too many people associated with Armstrong including support staff and teamates that keep getting nailed for participating in the use of banned substances.
Others should be so lucky. If Armstrong and crew WEREN'T part of the US cycling team they would be considered illegal drug smugglers in many countries."
Also, I would like to add regarding the timing comment that this has all been brewing for a long time now - it is not suddenly just ( conspieracy type theory) happening to Lance and cycling. They have to fix this or many of us will not watch cycling anymore because it is becoming a big joke. However, although I don't know about your mafia comment in the other sports ( ha, ha- funny though) but I do agree they have to clean them ALL up. Hang in there honest, great, and non doping athletes: your time will come and you can feel authentic pride for your efforts!
LJJ

Jupiter, FL

#12 Jan 19, 2013
Dear 24wheelspeed : remember this all back in July? ;0)
I would like to say told you so, and I was right but honestly I wish I had been wrong :0(
SAD.
My Opinion_El Paso_Texas

El Paso, TX

#13 Apr 15, 2013
Lance should start a new toping about cycling!

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