I knew this day would someday come. For years I’ve been a fan of Lance Armstrong but over the years I began to realize that he’s not Superman. There’s no way he could be clean when so many of the other greats in the sport have fallen from doping allegations. Armstrong has access to the best lawyers and perhaps had access to the best alleged doping schemes. In the end, though, there’s no way his years-old drug testing samples could outlast the advancign science of drug testing.
Armstrong still doesn’t admit to doping, but his action yesterday tells me all I need to know. I’m disappointed that this day has come.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday night it will strip Lance Armstrong of his unprecedented seven Tour de France titles after he declared he was finished fighting the drug charges that threaten his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists of all time.
Travis Tygart, USADA’s chief executive, said Armstrong would also be hit with a lifetime ban on Friday.
“There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, ‘Enough is enough.’ For me, that time is now,” Armstrong said in a statement sent to The Associated Press. He called the USADA investigation an “unconstitutional witch hunt.”