Lance Armstrong, love or loathe, in 2019

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by stoatsngroats, 2 Jun 2019.

  1. KneesUp

    KneesUp Veteran

    That’s nothing to do with the rules of the TdF though. It doesn’t say “if you admit to cheating you can stay in the record books if we like you” does it?
  2. randynewmanscat

    randynewmanscat Über Member

    It does not. Riis did not win the tour according to the rules, writing him back into the victories was a bad mistake.
  3. Foghat

    Foghat Guru

    Getting worked up over whether someone who behaved particularly egregiously, both within his sport and beyond, receives fair or consistent treatment under the rules of that sport seems a bit pointless.

    Makes more sense to be pleased that someone who behaved so despicably has had most of their sporting record expunged, and that they have been rewarded for that behaviour by being given a dose of something they really don't like for a change..
    Last edited: 30 Jul 2019
  4. KneesUp

    KneesUp Veteran

    But he’s there officially albeit with a star. Armstrong is not shown in any way. Whether you like someone personally or not should not have a bearing on how the rules are applied.
  5. Dogtrousers

    Dogtrousers Kilometre nibbler

    Poor Lance. What a shame.

    rich p likes this.
  6. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    oh dear … sad....never mind....:laugh::laugh::laugh:
    rich p likes this.
  7. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    and the feker appears on my twitter feed via road cc …

    ..<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Aspen Police respond to complaint about Lance Armstrong vs George Hincapie bike race on Sunday that was being filmed for podcast channel (+ video) <a href=""></a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc^tfw">#cycling</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; (@roadcc) <a href="
    ">July 30, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>
  8. smutchin

    smutchin Cat 6 Racer

    The Red Enclave
    Quite. It's like saying there's no difference between Ronnie Biggs and a shoplifter.

    I never liked him anyway so it's never been hard for me not to give a flying one.
    randynewmanscat likes this.
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