The US Anti-Doping Agency has had a vendetta against Lance Armstrong for years now, and finally the organization has claimed his scalp. Lance Armstrong hasn’t won a Tour De France since 2005 and came out of retirement to compete in 2010 for one last ride, and since then he has been involved in Ironman races and that sort of thing. Well, the US Anti-Doping Agency has filed charges accusing Lance Armstrong of blood doping based on tests from 2009 and 2010, which may cost Armstrong his seven Tour De France titles.
Armstrong said that the charges, ”dredge up discredited allegations dating back more than 16 years.” He added, ”I have never doped, and, unlike many of my accusers, I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no spike in performance, passed more than 500 drug tests and never failed one. That USADA ignores this fundamental distinction and charges me instead of the admitted dopers says far more about USADA, its lack of fairness and this vendetta than it does about my guilt or innocence. Any fair consideration of these allegations has and will continue to vindicate me.”
Lance Armstrong, during his competition days, was the most tested athlete in history, and he was never caught cheating while active. Testing some samples from three years ago well after the fact and taking the word of admitted dopers like Floyd Landis rather than an actual failed test? Seems a bit spurious to me.
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