MICHAEL PEARLMAN SAYS: Armstrong has let down so many

ANYONE who has supported a family member or friend through a cancer battle (there are too many of us in this group) knows you have your good days and bad.

Through the sickness, the tough times and hospital visits, it’s easy to forget that keeping up one’s spirits and maintaining a positive outlook can be absolutely vital on the road to recovery.

Oh then for an inspirational figure, a role model, someone to look at and say, ‘if they did it then so can I’. For millions of people, Lance Armstrong was that man.

And following the inevitable confirmation that he’s been stripped of all seven Tour de France titles because of the doping case brought against him, it’s those people I most feel for.

The Livestrong campaign has been an extraordinary success and it’s a great shame that Armstrong has let down so very many people who believed in him. That’s his lasting legacy.

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3:56pm Mon 22 Oct 12

adrian simmonds says...

It's still beyond me how he got away with it for so many years when the Tour organizers had a big drugs testing regime in place - or were alleged to have. Maybe their system needs a complete overhaul in the light of such an apalling series of mistakes/omissions/w
hatever.
It's still beyond me how he got away with it for so many years when the Tour organizers had a big drugs testing regime in place - or were alleged to have. Maybe their system needs a complete overhaul in the light of such an apalling series of mistakes/omissions/w hatever. adrian simmonds
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4:13pm Mon 22 Oct 12

b3talover says...

The reasoned decision is here for all to view: http://cyclinginvest
igation.usada.org/

If you have any interest in cycling then it's worth a look. In fact, if you have any interest in sport it's worth a look.
The reasoned decision is here for all to view: http://cyclinginvest igation.usada.org/ If you have any interest in cycling then it's worth a look. In fact, if you have any interest in sport it's worth a look. b3talover
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8:25pm Mon 22 Oct 12

Dai the Milk says...

He was one of my heroes. I feel badly let down by him. It's no longer 'It's Not About The Bike'. Now it's 'It's All About The Drugs'.
He was one of my heroes. I feel badly let down by him. It's no longer 'It's Not About The Bike'. Now it's 'It's All About The Drugs'. Dai the Milk
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