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(Sports Illustrated) NewsFlash Lance Armstrong's time in France rubs off as he surrenders to U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, loses Tour titles   (sportsillustrated.cnn.com) divider line 524
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2012-08-23 10:33:15 PM
I prefer this headline so far...
 
2012-08-23 10:40:22 PM
At least he had the ball to stick it out this long subby.
 
2012-08-23 11:03:00 PM
Well that sucks
 
2012-08-23 11:11:05 PM
Good. Cheating bastard.
 
2012-08-23 11:11:11 PM
I guess he was on V after all.
 
2012-08-23 11:11:27 PM
Man up, Lance. Man the f*ck up and admit it. You know it, we know it. You're going to lose the titles anyway, if you want to be petty and not say anything out of spite, that's your choice, but you're going to be a title-less nobody and we all know why.
 
2012-08-23 11:11:40 PM
So he doesn't admit guilt, but just stops fighting the witch hunt. I'm OK with that.
 
2012-08-23 11:12:04 PM
Sports talk radio is going to bust a nut over this news.
 
2012-08-23 11:12:27 PM
♫ You say black I say white
You say bark I say bite
You say clenbuterol I say hey man.. ♫
 
2012-08-23 11:12:44 PM
That is some imbalanced, asymmetrical reasoning on his part.
 
2012-08-23 11:13:25 PM

JosephFinn: So he doesn't admit guilt, but just stops fighting the witch hunt. I'm OK with that.


Yes, that's it. He just got tired. A man who clearly won 7 Tour De France titles without help is tired.

That's the ticket.
 
2012-08-23 11:13:34 PM
Right, because stripping his titles means that nobody remembers he won them. You know who won those Tours if Lance didn't? The guy who finished dead last, because he was the only one who either didn't dope or sucked so bad at it that he deserves to win.
 
2012-08-23 11:14:19 PM
Just another liar....
 
2012-08-23 11:14:43 PM
France is gonna be partying like its Bastille Day when it wakes up tomorrow morning.
 
2012-08-23 11:15:16 PM
The ole' "I know I cheated, they got the proof, so instead of fighting it I'm going to take all the money I made from selling armbands to morons and head off into history." Move.
 
2012-08-23 11:15:43 PM

4NSpy: Sports talk radio is going to bust a nut over this news.


Here and PTI is getting preempted by the Little League World Series >
 
2012-08-23 11:15:48 PM
Day what you want, but what this is is a very calculated strategy on the pay of a man who doped, thought he got away with it, and very much does not want you to see a parade of experts testify about his old samples. But most of all he doesn't want you to see George Hincapie on the stand. Because he knows George will tell the truth and you'll believe him.
 
2012-08-23 11:15:59 PM
Cool story, bro: Not to get too political, but earlier today I had a long discussion with someone in which I, at length, compared Mitt Romney's tax evasion to Lance Armstrong's PED use. Guess I'm not going to be able to re-use that particular simile as many times as I'd hoped.
 
2012-08-23 11:16:15 PM
api.ning.com
 
2012-08-23 11:16:40 PM
So . . . he's quitting?
 
2012-08-23 11:16:58 PM
"The bottom line is I played by the rules that were put in place."

Interesting way of phrasing it. Sounds like someone who knowingly exploited a loophole.
 
2012-08-23 11:16:59 PM
all your heroes are cheaters
 
2012-08-23 11:17:04 PM
Man...why didn't I think to enter the Tour de France 10 years ago?

I could probably have gotten first place once they disqualified all the dopers.
 
2012-08-23 11:17:05 PM

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Right, because stripping his titles means that nobody remembers he won them. You know who won those Tours if Lance didn't? The guy who finished dead last, because he was the only one who either didn't dope or sucked so bad at it that he deserves to win.


Yeah but no one will remember that. They'll remember him as the guy who was disgraced and thrown out of his sport.
 
2012-08-23 11:17:08 PM
And cycling goes back to being a sport no one in the U.S. cares about... But actively now.
 
2012-08-23 11:17:11 PM
This is gonna absolutely wreck the Livestrong band futures market.
 
2012-08-23 11:18:01 PM

JohnBigBootay: Because he knows George will tell the truth and you'll believe him.


Absolutely. Hincapie would've crucified him from the stand.

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Right, because stripping his titles means that nobody remembers he won them. You know who won those Tours if Lance didn't? The guy who finished dead last, because he was the only one who either didn't dope or sucked so bad at it that he deserves to win.


You're entire house is wallpapered with Livestrong armbands, isn't it?
 
2012-08-23 11:18:05 PM

cameroncrazy1984: A man who clearly won 7 Tour De France titles without help is tired.


You don't win the Tour de France without help.
 
2012-08-23 11:18:08 PM

JohnBigBootay: Day what you want, but what this is is a very calculated strategy on the pay of a man who doped, thought he got away with it, and very much does not want you to see a parade of experts testify about his old samples. But most of all he doesn't want you to see George Hincapie on the stand. Because he knows George will tell the truth and you'll believe him.


If you assume I care.

I consider doping to be acceptable. I'd much rather watch Mark McGuire pop 'em into the river than see clever dicks hit singles to let their guy on third get a run in.
 
2012-08-23 11:18:18 PM
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- U.S. Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart says the agency will ban Lance Armstrong from cycling for life and strip him of his seven Tour de France titles for doping.

So if I see him riding a bike on the side of the road I can make a citizens arrest?
 
2012-08-23 11:18:21 PM
Great, now what am I going to do with a storage locker full of yellow "Livestrong" bracelets?
 
2012-08-23 11:18:33 PM

whatshisname: cameroncrazy1984: A man who clearly won 7 Tour De France titles without help is tired.

You don't win the Tour de France without help.


Alright, if you want to be pedantic: "without drugs"
 
2012-08-23 11:18:46 PM
How was he the only one who wasn't caught? He was the most-tested athlete in the world for a while. Why are they suddenly railroading him with witness testimony instead of blood? Don't they hold onto samples like the Olympics' anti-dopers? If they have witnesses that can say what exactly he was using, then they should be able to test for exactly that.
 
2012-08-23 11:18:58 PM
Is there actual evidence or just allegations? I haven't paid a lot of attention to this...
 
2012-08-23 11:20:09 PM
He's a pro cyclist, who had testicular cancer that spread to his brain.

He wasn't cheating. He was leveling the field.
 
2012-08-23 11:20:20 PM
His excuse is such horse shiat for not fighting the findings. He put his family on all sorts of hold whenever he trained. It was a sacrifice he and his family were willing to make. His training was literally hell on wheels. Now he just has to use some of his money to fight for what he claims is legitimately and rightly his. And he quits. GUILTY.

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2012-08-23 11:21:01 PM
Read his first book and loved it. Wanted to believe him, lost that feeling maybe 5 years ago.
 
2012-08-23 11:21:50 PM
Which family is this? The wife and kids he left when became famous? The ex wife who was a celebrity? Or the current wife and kids?
 
2012-08-23 11:22:34 PM
I don't really care but there still has been no clear evidence that he doped, the only thing they have is Landis who is hardly an impartial witness. This reeks of "everyone thinks he's guilty so he must be guilty" which is fine in the court of public opinion but not in anything that actually matters. They keep on investigating, investigating and investigating until finally anyone would have enough. Don't get me wrong, I'm not say he absolutely didn't dope but there has been no conclusive evidence released and you know damn well that the French would have been all over the media if there was any clear evidence.
 
2012-08-23 11:22:43 PM
Well, if he didn't win all those races through cheating, then I guess he wouldn't have anything to regret for the rest of his life. I'm sure that decision won't haunt him forever.
 
2012-08-23 11:23:18 PM
Oh, and I know everyone else doped. I just can't stand the arrogance of the man steadfastly standing there and trying to have us believe he was clean. All the while one after another of the teammates who pulled his ass up the mountain were found to be dirty. What I STILL find shocking is that so many diehard fans would believe this control freak egomaniac micromanager could have THAT many dopers in his camp but somehow he not know. Please, give it up already. You're hero is a juicer. I freely admit he was the best at that one race as they were all doing it. Just don't try to tell me he was clean the whole time.
 
2012-08-23 11:23:18 PM
So they have no positive drug tests, they aren't in charge of the Tour, but they want to strip him of the titles. Uh ok.
 
2012-08-23 11:23:20 PM

Confabulat: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Right, because stripping his titles means that nobody remembers he won them. You know who won those Tours if Lance didn't? The guy who finished dead last, because he was the only one who either didn't dope or sucked so bad at it that he deserves to win.

Yeah but no one will remember that. They'll remember him as the guy who was disgraced and thrown out of his sport.


Indeed - just like no one outside of San Francisco considers Barry Bonds the Home Run King.
 
2012-08-23 11:24:11 PM
He always said over and over that he didn't dope, he did it clean. 
 
It breaks my heart, but if he cheated to win it, he deserves to be stripped of those titles.
 
2012-08-23 11:24:59 PM
Just curious, how can the USADA strip him of his Tour De France wins? I didn't know they governored over that race...
 
2012-08-23 11:25:06 PM
harrumpher.com
 
2012-08-23 11:25:36 PM

CommieTaoist: I don't really care but there still has been no clear evidence that he doped, the only thing they have is Landis who is hardly an impartial witness. This reeks of "everyone thinks he's guilty so he must be guilty" which is fine in the court of public opinion but not in anything that actually matters. They keep on investigating, investigating and investigating until finally anyone would have enough. Don't get me wrong, I'm not say he absolutely didn't dope but there has been no conclusive evidence released and you know damn well that the French would have been all over the media if there was any clear evidence.


Members of Armstrong's cycling team were set to testify against him including George Hincapie, who was an assist in all 7 of Armstrong's tour wins . It's not just Landis.
 
2012-08-23 11:25:57 PM

mjones73: I didn't know they governored over that race...


The UCI does, and they never came up with any bad drug tests on him.
 
2012-08-23 11:26:13 PM
Who cares about this Lance Armstrong guy? He never even won the Tour de France.
 
2012-08-23 11:26:27 PM

cameroncrazy1984: JosephFinn: So he doesn't admit guilt, but just stops fighting the witch hunt. I'm OK with that.

Yes, that's it. He just got tired. A man who clearly won 7 Tour De France titles without help is tired.

That's the ticket.


Without having the evidence, and with all the uncertainty that surrounds each of these cases, I'm not even going to venture an opinion on whether or not he's guilty or innocent of doping.

But that said, I can buy this course of action as legit. I don't know if I do quite yet since I just heard about it, but it's at least plausible to me.

The accusations are never going to stop. He last won the Tour what, seven years ago and he first faced allegations in 1999 and he's still having to answer for it? I can see where a guy would finally be like "Fark it."

I'm not defending him....as I said I don't know all the details regarding all the allegations. But I can see a guy just tiring of pouring piles of money and time down a hole with no end in sight.
 
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