Archive for Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cyclist support

August 30, 2012


To the editor:

I was saddened by Lance Armstrong’s decision last week to give up his fight against the allegations of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. However, I can understand Armstrong’s enough-is-enough rationale for throwing in the towel.  It certainly appears that the USADA‘s campaign against Lance was a never-to-end personal vendetta.

In remarks last week, Travis Tygart, CEO of USADA, expressed feigned regret regarding Armstrong’s fall from grace, and characterized USADA’s campaign as a needed response to the “win-at-all-costs” culture of sport.  I suggest that Tygart take a close look in the mirror if he wants to see someone practicing a scorched-earth, win-at-all-costs approach.

I know from direct family experience that Lance was an inspiration to many of those afflicted with cancer. And, his rise from a near-death sentence to dominance of the world’s most physically demanding sporting event was a beacon of hopefulness for cancer victims. So, Javert, I mean Mr. Tygart, you’ll have to live with your actions, as of course does Lance.  For me, I’m siding with Lance.


Ragingbear 5 years, 9 months ago

Did you know that there is a special edition bike out there that is lightweight, extremely fast, and almost guaranteed to win every race? It's the Lance Armstrong Special Edition. It's held together with only one nut. Amazing.

parrothead8 5 years, 8 months ago

I'm guessing, based on your logic, that you would also support mandatory drug testing for all automobile drivers as well?

repaste 5 years, 8 months ago

A few guys in pickups and large belly's that pass those cyclists and swerve/honk/cuss/pass to close, should be tested for Bud light residue, especially that guy in the silver truck. Couple of those cyclists are in law enforcement.

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