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Date: 08/24/12 09:15 AM

38 Responses to Lance Armstong Is Stripped Of His 7 Tour Titles

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    TheLargeOne Male 30-39
    103 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 9:00 am
    Link: Lance Armstong Is Stripped Of His 7 Tour Titles - US Anti-Doping Agency to strip Armstrong of his 7 Tour de France titles after he dropped his fight against drug charges.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
    6959 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 9:36 am
    Can a US agency strip someone of French titles?
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 9:53 am
    Not the best way to start the weekend
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    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 9:54 am
    Given that practically everyone else in the top 5 during the seven years Armstrong won has been caught or seriously implicated in doping, this is not surprising at all.
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    scrunquist Male 40-49
    13 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 10:18 am
    They tested him over 500 times, and never tested positive for anything.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2012 at 10:26 am

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    sosueme1966 Male 40-49
    439 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 10:54 am
    F the USADA. The appeal would have been pointless- no one will ever change their mind about this. Now Lance can focus on helping millions of cancer patients and the USADA can go back to flushing taxpayer dollars down the toilet on witch hunts.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    August 24, 2012 at 11:11 am
    bullsh*t
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1185 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 11:21 am
    How can they take the titles without a positive test? Doesn`t make sense to me.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1927 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 11:35 am
    I find it hard to believe that he could have been cheating the whole time and nobody being able to call him on it.

    Witch hunt, plain and simple. There`s always somebody ready to destroy exceptional achievement.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2012 at 11:35 am
    How can they take the titles without a positive test? Doesn`t make sense to me. ---------
    If Lance were innocent he would fight the charges. Pretty certain they have indisputable proof he`s afraid to face. Sad.
    That being said: I like my athletes on steroids. They need to be superhuman to keep me interested.
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    whyteman Male 30-39
    96 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 11:41 am
    <quote>"F the USADA. The appeal would have been pointless- no one will ever change their mind about this. Now Lance can focus on helping millions of cancer patients and the USADA can go back to flushing taxpayer dollars down the toilet on witch hunts." </quote>

    This.
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    dang007 Male 30-39
    596 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 12:10 pm
    I guess I just do not get it. I can pay $thousands for lighter bike, thousands more for specialized meals and training equipment, thousands more for uniforms with tinny d..m bumps, better goggles, better, helmets, etc. etc. All of which was developed using very advanced technology. But God forbid that I modify my body using one specific form of technology.
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    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm
    "I know who won those seven Tours, my teammates know who won those seven Tours, and everyone I competed against knows who won those seven Tours."

    - Lance Armstrong
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    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 12:24 pm
    He was caught, only years later, old samples that were tested with newer methods. And Armstrong was great, but never exceptional. It takes more than winning the same race over and over again to be exceptional.
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    SteelNexus Male 18-29
    21 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm
    I personally believe its bullpoo. That being said..it may or may not be true. I can definately understand him just being done and over with it. However as a family member of someone who is battling cancer..my family banners will always be behind Mr. Armstrong.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2012 at 12:45 pm
    Madest: the USADA has absolutely no `proof` at all except from a former rider trying to get lesser sanctions (Like a jailhouse snitch).

    Armstrong has fought this `agency` for many years, spent a lot of money on lawyers and has finally come to the realization that fighting them further is fruitless. Their witch hunt`s goal was always taking him down, now matter how little or spurious the `evidence` was.

    Success breeds the jealousy of others, Great success breeds great jealousy. The real shame here is the USADA`s persecution of Lance, out of spite. They should feel ashamed of their insistent inquisition, but instead they seem proud that they`ve torn down a hero.

    The International Cycling Association is fighting this and has said they`ll refuse to take away his titles.
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    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 1:13 pm
    The case against Armstrong goes well beyond just `one` snitch. Well beyond that.

    http://tinyurl.com/5sc959s
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    bigfatdynamo Male 30-39
    259 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 1:28 pm
    Guilty until proven innocent...
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 1:29 pm
    Such a fail.

    He`s still the 7 time champ. drat them.
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    Scuzoid Male 30-39
    1268 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm
    I have no real comment on the situation, rather I find it amusing the ICU (The organizer`s of the tour de france)says it`ll wait to comment on the case and that the USADA should explain to them why Armstrong should lose his titles, to which the USADA publicly responded with "Because." essentially.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm
    An innocent man would fight. Armstrong was given the opportunity to defend himself yet he declined. Facing overwhelming odds he threw in the towel. His teammates saw him, his doctor has a past, other team members were on steroids and new testing methods apparently can prove it. So dispose of the hero worship. He`s just a man who cheats.
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    shiftyplus1 Male 18-29
    311 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm
    How many tests did he pass? Hundreds? And don`t give me that BS that dopers are always one step ahead of the testers. Floyd was on his team and got nailed right off the bat. A bunch of jailhouse snitches say one thing, a man gets tired of fighting (and giving lawyers money) and poof. No more hero. Such bullpoo.
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    insane_ai Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2012 at 2:11 pm
    drat you Madest. At some point people get sick of being harrassed and decid eto move on with their lives.

    Really, drat you.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1927 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm
    He was caught, only years later, old samples that were tested with newer methods. And Armstrong was great, but never exceptional. It takes more than winning the same race over and over again to be exceptional.

    Well then do tell. What would he needed to have done to be considered exceptional?
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    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm
    Eddie Merckx won 525 of the 1800 or so races he rode, you should check his actual exceptional victory list. He`ld have won at least six Tour de France if he hadn`t been attacked in 75 during a ride by a quite jealous bystander, who was French btw. During that Tour he went so deep he never fully recovered. Armstrong is a good cyclist,.perhaps even great, but he focused solely on the tour,.that`s why he`ll never be as exceptional as the older generation who tried to win it all.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    Zieveraar - if you think one person winning that race seven times (not to mention consecutively) isn`t exceptional, you should go get a job at the USADA. Because you`re as much of an idiot as they are, and they can use another tool.

    Armstrong has fought this for years, has always tested clean, and IS a true champion. These a-holes need to shut up and stop the witch hunt. It`s ridiculous. They`re a disgrace to the US and humanity in general.
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    August 24, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    Oh and madest, you`re an idiot too. He HAS fought this, for years. He`s just tired of fighting and knows that they will keep fabricating BS and dragging this out until he does quit.
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    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    Oh freddy, you should probably stay out of this thread. Winning the same race seven times in a row makes him `exceptional`? That`s pure BS. He`s done almost nothing else but prepare a whole year for one race. Wow, truly exceptional cycling. He`s definitely no better than a hundred cyclist that went before him. And how`s that exceptional exactly?
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    August 24, 2012 at 4:33 pm

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    teq78 Male 30-39
    216 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 4:42 pm
    i lol at freddyferret because now that the truth is out (he cheated over and over again!!!) hes pissy, suck it!!! theres nothing u can do!!! TAKE HIS TITLES AWAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!
    BAAAHAHAHAHAHHA!!
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    normalfreak2 Male 18-29
    3902 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 4:57 pm
    The only problem I have with this whole situation is it`s taken 10 freaking years to get this right. He proved his case multiple times in the past and wasn`t found guilty. I think he probably doped up. More than likely he did because cycling is full of it. However, with that said, I also understand why he`s not fighting it anymore. He`s spent millions defending his name, he can`t afford to keep defending himself. He has a foundation and life to run, he`s retired. If the proof exists today they should have brought this up years ago when HE WAS STILL AN ATHLETE. That`s my problem with this.
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    Tekinette Male 30-39
    273 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 5:29 pm
    Not only is Amstrong a cheater and a liar, he has attacked so many journalists & cyclists trying to reveal the truth, it`s pathetic...

    He has always avoided any justice decisions and talking under oath. Always starting public libel actions but ending them before any decision could be made. The proofs that he cheated are just overwheilming. The only shock is how long it took for this to happen.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 5:30 pm
    If Lance were innocent he would fight the charges.

    He did, for years. The USADA has more money than he has, so they could afford to keep doing it forever and he couldn`t. Besides, they`d already made it very clear that they wouldn`t accept any evidence of innocence, so it was a fight he couldn`t win at any cost.

    Pretty certain they have indisputable proof he`s afraid to face.

    If so, why haven`t they shown it to anyone?
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    nicodemus Male 40-49
    81 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 6:41 pm
    Those in "the know" always knew Armstrong doped and drugged. In the cycling community, we all knew. The only people who defend him are people with something to lose, or people who just know him for his cancer related work. Welcome to Oz. The curtain is gone! Trust me, there are thousands of people today smiling to themselves and sighing "finally"! We all knew. Know the world does, too.
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    mikelae18 Male 18-29
    79 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 6:46 pm
    The wins go to no one since every second place finisher for ALL seven of the races were blood doping as well. Cycling has a huge credibility problem and Lance is just the fall guy.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36679 posts
    August 24, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    What has the US authority got to do with the French titles?
    Over-reaching again, USA.

    Clue in...you are not the world.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    August 25, 2012 at 10:25 am
    haha, he surrendered to the french, how ironic

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