Originally Posted by sniper
whatever lance took, it didn't help him much.
The BP works. In addition: Lance must have felt immense pressure from the media and a great fear of getting caught.
All that suggests he was either clean or on a very minimal program.
it was not the dope that brought him on the podium in 2009.
Just ask JV.
Oh sniper you are an idiot as always.
I think that Ashenden and others have said that Armstrong's BP values should have triggered red flags but guess what cyclist is regarded as being extra protected by UCI!!! So the BP works but the guys running it, UCI didn't do their job.
If anything Armstrong's comeback in 2009 actually backs up the theory of the sport cleaning up.
A guy who had been retired for 3 years, comes back at almost 38 years of age, breaks his collarbone forcing him to miss a vital training period in the spring and he still finishes 3rd in the Tour ahead of a lot of young talented guys.
So either a few blood bags gave him this advantage over his competitors which would suggest they were a lot cleaner or Mr Armstrong has a lot more talent than he is given credit for on this forum