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24-08-2012, 12:42
Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles in cycling on doping charges.
Lance still insists he's innocent but what do you think?

It seems obvious that in past years nearly all of the riders were taking something but only now can modern anti drug testing prove this.

This surely is most damaging for cycling to ban Lance Armstrong after he did so much to help bring cycling to the sport it is today.
Should they have drawn a line under the past and from now on enforce the rules strictly like they did this year kicking riders off during the Tour?
Instead of going back 10 years.

Also who's to say the 2nd place riders who have now been awarded winners wer'nt on drugs. Do they investigate them now then strip them.

Just seems hell of a mess.

dave docwra
24-08-2012, 12:55
I think Mr Armstrong has done the right thing in stating he is not willing to take any more part in the witch hunt as he has described it, he states that all the urine & blood samples given over his career have always tested negative for any banned substances & he has always denied all charges put against him, surely his actions now must bring the authorities into disrepute as they have not proved of any wrong doing, As you rightly say if all the second place riders had the same drug test results they also would have to be stripped, one thing springs to my mind & that is a very large can of worms has been disturbed.


24-08-2012, 13:54
Ah! but has he been peddling.

24-08-2012, 13:55
Bloody shame, especially since all his tests have been negative. Seems someone is out to get him!

26-08-2012, 10:26
its a farce.... if he passed all the tests at the time that should be the end of it.... otherwise you can turn round and strip any win from any athlete whos ever won something. perhaps we should accuse seb coe of taking something that wernt detectable at the time?...

Martin P
26-08-2012, 12:51
Especially as he'd been to the moon and everything

26-08-2012, 13:01
How can the Yanks strip anybody of a Tour de France title:confused: