Ya know...I don't care what meds he was using...He wworked every day of his life at this, rode his butt off and won.
IMHO: They're all using something.
In the years in question, that is absolutely true. Now there are probably some clean guys. The real mess comes in who will they give the 7 wins, another doper?
I’m still finding it hard to comprehend how a super doped up cyclist like Armstrong couldn’t have amassed a hundred mile lead over a 21 day, 2200 mile road course (2000,2005 TDF). And to only win one stage in each of those races is an embarrassment to the whole doping world......
They broke the rules and if they all are using, none of them has any integrity. Hey I can win Monopoly if I say I get to move the number of spaces I need to get to Park Avenue and not the number the die says I get to move.
Not all, according to this commenter to a recent article who makes a valid point:
bigmountainsmallman Mon, 2012-08-27 13:28
Lance is a cheater. Please stop glorifying the cheater. Lance and company stole the dreams of cyclists who are honest and wouldnt cheat. It often meant leaving the sport, which many talented and honest riders did, or racing at a lower level and making very little money despite the same sacrifices, or sticking to a cleaner part of the sport like mountain biking. The honest cyclists train just as hard as the cheaters, and some likely also have the tactical savvy, skill, and other elusive qualities only the greatest of champions possess they just dont have that extra Euro gear that cheaters like Lance and company made necessary to compete. Oh, and honest cyclists are completely ignored by Bicycling.com while cheaters are glorified.