1. Want to see less ads, private areas and be able to post? Register Today to receive all these benefits and more!
Dismiss Notice

Want to see less ads, post content and the ability to buy & sell Oakleys?

Register Today or Login

  1. Batwolf

    Batwolf Double Team Premium Member

    Messages:
    6,170
    Trophy Points:
    893
    http://espn.go.com/olympics/cycling...ed-performance-enhancing-drugs-cycling-career

    I figured with the topic in hot discussion we should make a thread in here. I'll start off by continuing from the other thread.

    Let me remind you that cycling is one of the dirtiest sports out there, and I can guarantee that everyone was taking something. You can't deny his greatness as an athlete.

    And to also think that the USADA has the power to revoke seven (international) Tour de France titles is ridiculous.
     
    Shade Station Oakley Sunglasses

    Register to Not see this ad
  2. Zombie55

    Zombie55 Oakley Enthusiast

    Messages:
    513
    Trophy Points:
    183
    my question is why doesnt the USADA check the NFL, oh wait they know its going on there
     
  3. Batwolf

    Batwolf Double Team Premium Member

    Messages:
    6,170
    Trophy Points:
    893
    Honestly I feel like they are trying to take away the reputation that cycling has made over the years, resorting it to nothing but a sport where the best athlete was just a joke because he was taking performance enhancing drugs (even though they don't have physical evidence). I also feel they are trying to strip Lance of his accomplishments, but I stand by him and I feel his accomplishments can never be taken away. We all know what he did and what he has been through. Overall the general public won't think differently of Lance but their opinion on the sport of cycling will now be tarnished when it was just at the highest point of population in this country.

    There are a couple of issues here, Lance being one, the sport of cycling, and an organizations never ending fight to take down a man who stands for more than a sport, even if it means breaking laws. I'm surprised the federal courts won't do anything about it.
     
  4. the_owl

    the_owl Oakley Expert

    Messages:
    2,846
    Trophy Points:
    673
    no more threads please. this is ****in stupid.
    He hasnt been stripped.
    this is 2 threads alone you started
     
  5. big bopper

    big bopper Oakley Enthusiast

    Messages:
    454
    Trophy Points:
    123
  6. big bopper

    big bopper Oakley Enthusiast

    Messages:
    454
    Trophy Points:
    123
    I think it's the opposite to be honest, the various bodies have been working tirelessly to clean up a sport who's reputation had become almost worthless during the late 90's/2000's because of systematic doping. The public perception now is better than it has been for years as a result.

    Mud, Gears, and Pain // Armstrong's TdF Victories

    And that's just the TdF......

    Armstrong's personal story is a great one and like you say, stands for more than just sport. USADA have said they will publish the evidence against him - I'm happy to reserve judgement until I've seen it.
     
  7. catbells69

    catbells69 Oakley Beginner

    Messages:
    124
    Trophy Points:
    16
    The USADA does not have the authority to strip Armstrong of anything. It would be up to the UCI in conjunction with the TdF organisers and they haven't taken Riis' win from him even though he confessed.
     
  8. the_owl

    the_owl Oakley Expert

    Messages:
    2,846
    Trophy Points:
    673
    No he hasnt.
     
  9. big bopper

    big bopper Oakley Enthusiast

    Messages:
    454
    Trophy Points:
    123
    Fair do's, I stand corrected!
     
  10. Patient_Cero

    Patient_Cero Oakley Collector

    Messages:
    1,273
    Trophy Points:
    473
    But they did strip Landis and Contador in more recent years