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One response to “Daily Roundup: Tour doping con’t, Rider down in Seattle, Lance’s chances”

  1. ltarte

    Huh, I would have expected better from Bicycling magazine. Those who actually know something about cycling aren’t deluding themselves about an Armstrong 8th. Unfortunately, most of America does not fall into this group. Lance is old. He’s out of shape (for him). It’s not going to happen. I with the U.S. would take a reality check already, so we can stop fawning over Lance and focus on what’s really important: The Tour.

    That said, I cheered good and hard for Armstrong in his heyday, and I appreciate what he’s done for the sport in this country (mainly, the fact that Versus now shows recaps about 6 times a day, so I don’t have to get up at 5:30 to watch the live coverage). And he was “particularly monitored” then too – far more frequently than could possibly still be considered “random”. The French are, and always have been, determined to find something on him, whether it’s there or not.

    The U.S. needs to get over itself and pick a new hero to root for. France needs to get over itself and accept that it’s not Lance’s fault they haven’t had a rider on the podium since Virenque. And he *admitted* to doping.

    For me, I’m a fan of the Tour. I want to see the best rider win, regardless of nationality. So long as they put up a good fight.

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