Friday, August 24, 2012

Lance gives up fighting doping allegations (Admission of guilt or tired of fighting?)

7 ime Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has announced that he will not continue to fight against the USADA's probe into doping allegations.

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...

See his full statement on his blog here.

Now we can take this in 2 ways.

1. He's guilty of doping and doesn't want to either admit it during arbitration, or perjure himself by denying it in arbitration.

2. He's not guilty of doping, and had decided that the fight is un-winnable and ultimately pointless.

Where do you stand? Let us know in the comments below.