Actually, unfortunately you're wrong about this. There are many smart people on here who "cling" to the notion that Lance was clean all these years in the absence of anything but an enormous and ever-growing multitude of circumstantial evidence (although Lance did actually test positive for epo with his "A" sample, but there was no back-up sample to confirm it).
or maybe even wrote:
troll alert. 3/10
There is not one person on the planet with an IQ over 70 that believes that Lance is clean. Not one.
Here's the real rub: you can't possibly know that and you're clearly indulging in and perpetuating the Armstrong legend by saying that. He could be equal to many riders in the peloton if all were clean and he could simply be a better responder than the rest to the doping that benefits performance in that sport and thus dominates all who are weaker responders. You're propagating a broad assumption as truth.
Here's the rub though. The entire top of the peloton was dirty. If they were all clean, Lance still beats them, clean.
I believe Lance is like Barry Bonds. They both had the most amount of natural talent in their respective sport, and when you combine that kind of talent with drugs you get a demigod.
You're right. It is merely an opinion. However, Lance showed all the tools back when he was a 16-year old triathlete. Moreoever, he was taking it to top-notch American cyclists as a 17-year old and he was winning stages of the TDF before he got his cancer and DROPPED 25 pounds. His VO2 max and wattage were as high or higher than anyone's. It is my opinion, yes, but I still think Lance would've won the TDF clean against a clean peolton. Maybe not seven times.
I hope Landis' testimony is the domino that starts the chain...
Oh no! There was a partial sample that a journalist found from a VERY credible French lab from 2001 that definintely proves Lance has always and will always dope.
Florida Track Club wrote:
If Lance has been doping for years and years and years, how is it that he has never been caught? Care to explain that? Clearly you are so confident that he is doped to the gills, but he is one of the most tested men in the world and has never gotten caught? Yeah, Right.
I don't think there's any evidence of weight loss. Also, note that Armstrong went from being a world-class classics rider to being a world-class stage rider. I don't buy that.
. . . and DROPPED 25 pounds.
Three other former U.S. Postal riders told the Journal in interviews that there was doping on the team during the time Mr. Armstrong was its lead rider, and one of them admitted that he himself had doped. Several other riders said they had never observed such activity during their time with the team.