Cheater Lance Armstrong has announced that he will stop fighting allegations that he used banned substances. In response, the USADA, the United States Anti-Doping Agency, has announced it will strip Armstrong of his 7 Tour De France titles.
From Armstrong’s statement:
There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, “Enough is enough.” For me, that time is now. I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999. Over the past three years, I have been subjected to a two-year federal criminal investigation followed by Travis Tygart’s unconstitutional witch hunt. The toll this has taken on my family, and my work for our foundation and on me leads me to where I am today – finished with this nonsense.
The idea that Armstrong could win seven Tour De France titles without cheating seems absurd. The sport is rife with cheating. The fact that he could compete at a high level for so long, let along win seven titles, indicates that he was cheating. I’m sure everyone else in the “sport” was cheating too. It’s what they do. They ride bikes really fast and try to come up with new and ingenious ways to cheat and not get caught.