O/T Lance Armstrong
Posted by: leemingtyke (IP Logged)
Date: 23 June, 2019 15:32

As it's the off-season and we need other things to talk about I just thought I'd post this link to an ESPN article that caught my eye.

[www.espn.com]

It's a subject I'm interested in (performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) in sport) and it challenges my own belief about giving people a second chance given that everyone makes mistakes.

I read Armstrongs books prior to his confession, and prior to my now keen interest in cycling, and wanted him to be clean. I was taken in by his story. This article describes perfectly what an absolute f#@king peice of work we now know he was/is.

At the opposite end of the cheating scale we had the Brandon Staples incident a couple of years back and I would like to think that, once his ban is served, he will be allowed to return to Rugby.

Armstrong is obviously past returning to pro cycling as a rider but, given that he's said that he wouldn't do anything any differently, is he so toxic that he can never be anywhere near the sport of cycling ever again? Or does he deserve another chance?

I'm not really expecting many responses on this, but if nothing else, the article is a good read and it gives what I think (given the other stuff I've read on the subject) is probably an accurate picture of Armstrongs manipulative, bullying character.

It also makes you realise the strength of character that the riders who remained clean during that period, riders the likes of Armstrong probably classed as losers, must've had. Massive respect to them.

Re: O/T Lance Armstrong
Posted by: almostatyke (IP Logged)
Date: 23 June, 2019 19:02

I say amen to your comments, Leeming.

Re: O/T Lance Armstrong
Posted by: leemingtyke (IP Logged)
Date: 23 June, 2019 21:30

Cheers Almo.

Re: O/T Lance Armstrong
Posted by: JohnRich (IP Logged)
Date: 24 June, 2019 18:34

Me too Leeming !

Re: O/T Lance Armstrong
Posted by: leemingtyke (IP Logged)
Date: 24 June, 2019 20:45

Thanks very much JR

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