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The problem isn't that he doped and now confessed, but destroyed people in the process while claiming he was clean. This is a man who not only peddled a lie, but fought ferociously to protect that lie, even if it meant harming others, including well meaning sponsors who put their faith in him. When it came time to be held accountable, he not only lied, but sued everyone he could (and won; many are now suing him.) Even coming clean was timed to be after the statute of limitation.
Plus, I don't think he had as much talent as is claimed. Until he started doping, he was a better than average rider, but by no means brilliant. (There is a strong possibility that his cancer was caused by doping.)
I'm also curious why Floyd Landis is scum. He called out Armstrong AND WAS RIGHT. Yet, Landis has been demonized.
He had to compete against core riders in other teams that were on drugs. He had to compete on level terms against those that could have challenged him. The vast majority of the domestiques and specialist sprinters would still be less if they took drugs and he did not.
I really hope he identifies everyone involved in the back-office teams who played a part. His answers on Oprah's interviews were carefully measured as if he knew the questions in advance. Perhaps he cheated on that as well?
Maybe we'll see the real inside of it all later.
"I do not have to forgive my enemies, I have had them all shot." — Ramón Maria Narváez (1800-68).
"I don't need to shoot my enemies, I don't have any." - Me (2012).