Originally Posted by Bicycle tramp
So you think the majority of the blame attaches to LA, when there's clearly corruption at the highest levels of the sport's administration? Now that's naive.
I'm no Lance apologist - I disliked him well before any doping allegations surfaced. But if everyone is as satisfied with his head as you appear to be, we'll be decrying another Lance all too soon.
You fail to understand that the crux of the largest scandal in sports history is a conspiracy. The principal of that conspiracy was Lance Armstrong and not corrupt administration officials. They played a peripheral role outside the conspiracy, by being passive, wilfully blind and obtuse to the cries of scandal.
USADA's reasoned decision clearly articulated the nature and extent of the conspiracy with evidence and not speculation and conjecture about corrupt administration officials. USADA does not name the UCI, the TDF or Cycling USA as parties to the conspiracy. It names Bruyneel, Ferrari etal.
However, that does not mean to say as you suggest that the general administration of cycling is not corrupt. But show me the evidence first as opposed to your speculation. Obviously a good place to start would be with LA's "donation" to the UCI following the TDSuisse positive test, where Hamilton says LA "made it go away"