LeMond cares nothing for American cycling, just himself... Its sad...

Discussion in 'Doping in Cycling' started by Chapeau!, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. Chapeau!

    Chapeau! New Member

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    The U.S. economy is in the dumps.

    Now, millions of are tax dollars are going to be spent by a bunch of politicians trying to make a name for themselves on the word of a cheater, a doper, perjured himself in court, took vast amounts of money from people who believed in him, and sold a book of nothing but lies. If our tax dollars are going to be spent investigating sports, how about starting with prosecuting Floyd Landis for perjury, and requiring him to return all the donations based on his lies. Then there's LeMond, who was visciously attacked by Landis in his court battle, now holding hands with Landis trying to bring Lance down. Both men are just sad memories of the past. Once they were both heroes to me, now they just seem like vengeful, sore losers. Regardless of the outcome of all this, it will damage American cycling, and it is apparent that neither Landis or LeMond care nothing for American cycling, just themselves. Lastly, Armstrong has NEVER failed a doping control. LeMond bases his claims of Lance doping on his performances during his 7 year reign on the Tour, while LeMond had similar performances at a time when there was much less testing, so who's to say he didn't dope as well. Spend my tax dollars on stimulating this economy and getting the enormous amount of people who lost their jobs back to work, and let cycling's governing body deal with their rules and regulations, that's their job, not the U.S. governments. This all smells of a "witch hunt" as Lance warned, with Floyd Landis, the least credible cyclist in history identifying the witches. We also can't forget this isn't just about Lance.

    Landis accused practically all of America's greatest cyclist, including George Hincapie of doping, but you don't hear LeMond tooting that horn because George wasn't more successful in the Tour than LeMond. It's Lance's name that makes the headlines, but this investigation encompasses all who road for U.S. Postal. What a prudent use of our tax dollars during the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Just another example of what a wonderful job our government is doing to restore our economy.
     
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  2. slovakguy

    slovakguy Active Member

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    i think lemond has always pointed out one thing above all in the many years this saga has been played out--vo2 max. lemond can always point to his and his abilities on the slopes over his whole career while armstrong cannot. in fact, you can divide armstrong's performances to pre-cancer and post-cancer. and on that issue, armstrong pointed to various reasons for his improved performances: losing weight due to the illness, better/longer/more focused training, to the latest reason--the bike got lighter.

    and why the inordinate concern for the amount this investigation is running up when it pales in comparison to the amount the spent on the international space station or to things like cancer research which have borne little fruit for the amount of money spent?
     
  3. tonyzackery

    tonyzackery Well-Known Member

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    Lance Armstrong is not "American cycling". It's quite obvious you can not even define "American cycling". And if you believe Lance Armstrong is American cycling, then I hope it does die, along with his fraudulent record. Out of the ashes will grow something much more worthwhile...hopefully...
     
  4. alienator

    alienator Well-Known Member

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    He's a fraud. No, he's a fraud. No, those two are frauds. There's lots of fingerpointing going on and there always has been (well for the last 10 years or so, anyway). Conveniently, critical thought has been completely excised from the doping discussion, leaving behind only a swill of rumors, hearsay, and innuendo. Even the watchdogs have abandoned critical thought. They do tests incorrectly. They incorectly mark things and then incorrectly correct their mistakes. They don't follow their own regulations and are generally sloppy about the whole process. Why should they be any other way? Their misteps just pump the rumor flames more, which is what cycling fans apparently love.

    The whole situtation is fubarred enough to be the subject of a Jerry Springer show.
     
  5. tonyzackery

    tonyzackery Well-Known Member

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    Seriously???
     
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