On Mon, 22 Oct 2012 09:57:53 -0400, "Douglas C. Neidermeyer"
It really doesn't matter for a lot of reasons when you think it out.
Of course it would be nice if he talked but the credibility of either
the racers or the governing board is questionable at the very least.
I wish it was presented in a court of law instead but that's not going
to happen apparently. What's funny is the feds investigated Lance
and dropped the case due to lack of evidence yet this one cycling
board has all kinds of evidence (credible ??).
Douglas C. Neidermeyer;2947616 Wrote:
> Say it ain't so.......
I wish Lance Armstrong was clean as a whistle, but the evidence against
it is insurmounatble. Cycling, like weightlifting and "professional
wrestling", has always been a sport where steroids provide a significant
Unfortunately, this is a case where they can't prove he used steroids,
but all of the team mates on the cycling teams he raced for testified
that he did. So, who ya gonna believe; Lance or a dozen different team
mates that raced with him?
Kinda reminds me of the Salem Witch trials. There's no direct evidence,
but a whole he11uva lot of circumstantial evidence. And, if that was
good enough to drown or burn a woman in 1640 for being a witch, then why
isn't it good enough to strip Lance Armstrong of all his medals today?
Evidence is evidence. Circumstantial evidence doesn't come about on
it's own any more than direct evidence does. There can only be so many
co-incidences before one stops and says "Hey, wait a minute". All the
co-incidences beyond that simply serve to shake the credibility of the
accused. No one can have co-incidence working for them.
On Monday, October 22, 2012 4:05:19 PM UTC-4, nestork wrote:
He didn't use steroids, BTW.
They are accusing him of BLOOD DOPING. Blood doping is done one of two ways:
1. Stockpiling your own blood and giving yourself transfusions of red cells
before a competition.
2. Injecting a hormone that stimulates production of red blood cells.
More red cells means more oxygen to the muscles and better aerobic performance,
something you need to win long bike races.
I find it interesting that they can't just give the number 2 guy in
his Tour De France wins, the win because;
"Every single rider that finished second to Lance has since been
connected to doping, and the majority of them have either been
directly convicted in ways comparable to Armstrong or confessed to
their own crimes."
Bicycle racing is not quite the sport many people think it is. Teams
compete, but they also pay salaries to the participants. It is not
like a bunch of enthusiasts get together just to race for the fun of
it. Like all "sports" it is a business.
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