Saturday, August 25, 2012

Not about the man, either?

"I know who won those seven Tours, my team-mates know who won those seven Tours, and everyone I competed against knows who won those seven Tours."

Well, millions of admirers do not. Some of them will continue admiring.

"There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say: Enough is enough"

Hard to believe that fighting allegations was that point, not fighting cancer.

Either he drugged or/ and gave up. Either ways, his name takes a beating. Either ways, it is a sad thing to have happened. 

He still is inspiring. 

Tiger Woods lost all his reputation because he was an exceptional sports person - just that. Lance Armstrong stood for way more. And its only his sporting achievements which are tainted. 

It never was about the bike - or what he did with it!


  1. I liked Lance....I don't think so that he is guilty...I trust him

    1. A study said that 92% of Tour de France winners till date were dopers. I do not know the authenticity of this, but the fact is that the sport of cycling is badly affected. I wont be surprised thus if Lance is involved as well. But, that does not take anything away from him...cos he kicked the rear of every other doper as well (bigtime, that is!). Among the top 5 for all the 7 years, only 2 people have never been linked with doping!!

    2. All the 7 years of the Armstrong era, I meant!

  2. I still am a Hansie Cronje fan.. No reason I can't remain a Lance Armstrong fan...