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Lance Armstrong Stripped of 7 Tour de France Titles

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    #16
    After watching the Tour De France I have long felt it is simply beyond human endurance. I would be surprised if any winner in the last several decades was drug or doping free.

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      #17
      Posted on CNN website
      November 12th, 2012
      11:20 AM ET
      Lance Armstrong quits Livestrong entirely

      Lance Armstrong has quit the board of his namesake foundation - the latest fallout from allegations of doping that brought about the cycling icon's epic downfall.

      He chose to resign from the Lance Armstrong Foundation - known by the name Livestrong - "to spare the organization any negative effects as a result of controversy surrounding his cycling career," according to a statement by Jeff Garvey, the foundation's chairman.

      "We are deeply grateful to Lance for creating a cause that has served millions of cancer survivors and their families. We are beholden to the Armstrong family for the nearly $7 million in contributions throughout the foundation’s history. Lance Armstrong was instrumental in changing the way the world views people affected by cancer."

      Armstrong previously gave up his position as chairman in the wake of the growing scandal, but said he would remain involved.

      Although the Tour de France has revoked the seven victories that made him a legend, Armstrong tweeted a photo over the weekend showing himself lounging on a sofa beneath the seven prized yellow jerseys.

      He has long insisted he did not cheat, and attacked those who accused him of using illegal substances. But the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency found "overwhelming" evidence that he was involved in "the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program."

      Did you see the strange picture he tweeted. The picture shows him lying on a couch in a room in his home. The walls of the room display all the yellow jerseys from his Tour de France wins.


      All the best,
      GJ

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        #18
        Even if he was to admit anything In my eyes he is a amazing athlete a true champion

        Against the odds he really is kool
        Then again just my 2 cent's

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          #19
          Blood doping and growth hormones at the Tour? I am shocked, but only when someone gets caught.

          The Tour reminds me when we used to have parties as teenagers. The parents would insist there be no drinking, although any sane parent would know better. As long as the cops didn't show up, no one went to the hospital or puked on the pool table everyone would say it was a great party.

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            #20
            The USADA sucks, the head had a vendetta against Armstrong and just couldn't let it go, as a biker you can appreciate the suffering he went through during the races.
            "Would you rather reduce deficits and interest rates by raising revenue from those who are not now paying their fair share, or would you rather accept larger budget deficits, higher interest rates, and higher unemployment? And I think I know your answer." Ronald Reagan"

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              #21
              So does Lance now join Pete Rose in the sports hall of shame?

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                #22
                Hi Patton57 I hope not he really my favorite Bike athlete

                This stuff he has recently been through is very sad , jealousy and greed and ugliness from other racers egged him on , On his worst day he probably could out ride those whiney babies...

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