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Old 01-25-13, 22:48
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Ah, thanks for the headsup - found this gem from last month:
amazing how much this forum has educated me since that post .

i admit i DID love the guy , thats obviously not the case anymore !!
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just going through these threads in the clinic over the last few days one thing has become clearer than crystal and thats that lance armstrong has brought pro cycling to its knees .

any team or individual rider showing any kind of improvement is automatically suspected of doping , the likes of SKY right now are getting absolutely slaughtered in these forums just because they are the dominant force and along with that the top two riders wiggins and froome its just a malicious witch hunt .

god knows how bad its going to get when we start getting into the big races , it seems any rider that puts in a good TT or attacks a mountain is just going to get thrown to the wolves on here . the thought of a rider just working hard and training well and improving with experience just seems unfathomable for this forum now .

i think what LA has done has damaged this sport beyond repair and it will take a lot of years of totally clean racing before any rider will ever get to win again without being under suspicion .

sad scenario dont you think ?
Lance Armstrong didn't damage the sport. He only damaged the sport's image. Lance just showed how rotten pro cycling really is.
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why do the smileys do that??
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Some things in life are bad
They can really make you mad
Other things just make you swear and curse.
When you're chewing on life's gristle
Don't grumble, give a whistle
And this'll help things turn out for the best...

And...always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the light side of life...

If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and sing.
When you're feeling in the dumps
Don't be silly chumps
Just purse your lips and whistle - that's the thing.

And...always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the light side of life...

For life is quite absurd
And death's the final word
You must always face the curtain with a bow.
Forget about your sin - give the audience a grin
Enjoy it - it's your last chance anyhow.

So always look on the bright side of death
Just before you draw your terminal breath

Life's a piece of ****
When you look at it
Life's a laugh and death's a joke, it's true.
You'll see it's all a show
Keep 'em laughing as you go
Just remember that the last laugh is on you.

And always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the right side of life...
(Come on guys, cheer up!)
Always look on the bright side of life...
Always look on the bright side of life...
(Worse things happen at sea, you know.)
Always look on the bright side of life...
(I mean - what have you got to lose?)
(You know, you come from nothing - you're going back to nothing.
What have you lost? Nothing!)
Always look on the right side of life...
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Who cares about Armstrong? He turned out to be a lying, POS, fraud
The rot starts with Pat and Hein.
FTFY and you're right.
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I don't think "crucified"--with all of its religious connotations--is the right word for what Armstrong did to the sport. A better term would be "date-raped," as in Cycling went out with Armstrong thinking he was a nice guy (even though some friends warned that he really wasn't) and was having such an exciting time that the sport didn't notice that the first drink tasted kind of funny. After that everything was kind of a blank until the sport woke up naked and alone in a cheap motel, with no idea what exactly happened but knowing for sure it was really bad, and also why was the sport's a$$ so sore?
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why do the smileys do that??
you didn't have enough characters (periods don't work)

btw, i promise to bring you flowers the second i get the good fortune to meet your lovely self in person!
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The reason 'this sport is crucified' is because it has a serious doping culture that has never been addressed by those in charge.

Right now I would be the most optimistic that I have been in years that the sport can rid itself of those people and restore some credibility.
Masserati you fail to understand that the Armstrong case has become the poster child case for all that is wrong with cycling. Sure we know there are a plethora of problems with the UCI, with other prominent riders who doped, with owners who want fame and notoriety and are willing to turn a blind eye, and support staff who facilitate the doping.

But outside of Operacion Puerto, the LA scandal is the prototype doping scheme and the one getting all of the attention. It is the largest fraud in sporting history.

For those reasons and because LA continues to arrogantly prevaricate in being truthful it and because LA was the poster child of cycling, his scandal has brought matters to a head. Cycling is in a huge mess, and has been for some time. It will probably be kicked out of the Olympics (Pat would lose his seat on the IOC and all the perks that go with it, which his a good thing)

But the one thing Shades 1 is correct about is his statement,

"i think what LA has done has damaged this sport beyond repair and it will take a lot of years of totally clean racing before any rider will ever get to win again without being under suspicion."

There are a lot of cyclists who agree with this statement including Wiggins. I think your optimism is not well founded. I suspect it will take at least 10 to 20
years of "squeaky clean" before cycing can ever hope to establish itself as a legitimate sport.
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