Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from cycling. Pat McQuaid, president of the International Cycling Union, the sport’s governing body, said Armstrong, “deserves to be forgotten.”
And it seems like everyone is piling on, from corporate sponsors terminating agreements to the Boston Marathon vacating his time in the 2008 race.
Sheryl Crow is even going to pull songs influenced by her relationship with Armstrong from their respective releases.
Okay, I'm kidding about that part-I needed an excuse to post a Sheryl Crow picture!
Armstrong claims the process is "rigged" against him and maintains his innocence, saying he never failed a drug test. He has said that he, his teammates and those riders who competed against him would always know he won those seven Tours.
I am as conflicted on this one as I was on the steriods in baseball issue (well at least the Senate didn't get involved in this one).
Just as Barry Bonds in baseball, it seems implausible that Armstrong could be innocent.
It bothers me that it's so many years later that action is taken.
But the big question for me:
Who will the titles go to-second place?
Because I am certain that if Armstrong was a doper, the guy who finished two seconds behind him was probably squeaky clean!