Can not tell you anything about what hincappie has to say about lance. Unfortunately lance giving up the fight and running from the truth's which would have come out during arbitration, have left us without lots of the evidence proving he cheated and lied. Including the testimony and evidence from his good old cheating pal, George.Turtle, you seem to be very well informed so please tell me exactly what Hincappie has to say about Lance Armstrong. I mean, I live in France and I actually saw him win his tours and it mean't a great deal to me - but I haven't heard or seen anything credible that could undo this. As far as I know neither has anybody else. What happened to the American constitution and the right to presumption of innocence and a fair trial - not a kangaroo court? I gather that the "due process" that USADA has applied is completely transparent, isn't it? That was a month ago now so where is the evidence? You can't fight a witch hunt - that's why there is a constitution prohibiting it. I would have had no objection whatsoever regarding a proceeding from the Department of Justice - but this is a real joke.
It is a real shame that this has occurred but hopefully people will come to see Lance's soundbite and bullying technique of defense for what it is without good old george. I think at the moment with lance, most people are in grief. "He turned out not to be the household saint he was held up to be for more than ten years. They are going through the five stages of mourning. First we have shock and denial (I can't believe he dropped his defense!), then anger (the USADA is after him!), now quickly into bargaining (So what? Everyone else cheated too!) Depression and acceptance will take a bit longer, but I think those who are fastidiously defending him will soon go silent and the national consciousness will be to bury his memory far deep in the back of the mind" Well that's my hope anyway.
We are not talkinng about a little known domestique in the team participating in any cycle race. This man has used fraudulent means to become what he is now with all the social (and eventually political) prestige that ensued. he even abused this to harrass and intimidate those who stood up to him. This is a totally unprincipled exploitation of other peoples' trust and confidence while implicating those who willingly aided and abetted this massive sporting hoax. Furthermore, he was not content with one or two or even three TdF titles but 7 and the hope to make a comeback and continue where he left off. This is just sheer arrogance.