Why Lance Armstrong Went No Mas
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency says 11 of Lance Armstrong’s former teammates testified against him in its investigation of the cyclist, revealing “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.”
Lance told us it wasn’t about the bike. Clearly that’s true: it was about the drugs.
He [USADA CEO Travis Tygart] said evidence from 26 people, including 15 riders with knowledge of the U.S. Postal Service Team’s doping activities, provided testimony for the report. It was with the USPS team that Armstrong won all but one of his Tour titles from 1999-2005.
The lesson: be careful who you pick as your gods.
On a related note, the ESPN Films 30 for 30: 9.79* was a fantastic watch. Are there track and cycling studs that don’t dope?
And track and cycling are sports that tested, even back in the day. So how about sports that didn’t test for years, such as MLB? The results are pretty self-evident.