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Lance's Spin Machine Drops into the Big Chainring

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lean said:
not only do i agree, i think this is obviously the correct next step. i'm starting to think LA's PR people aren't exactly the best in the business since publishing blackmail emails from FL that really only demonstrated floyd's thoughtfulness and sobriety.

to be fair however, a confession at this point may have legal ramifications that are too hard to predict (LA's legal team doesn't even know what charges they are facing) and the statute on some of his yellow jerseys won't pass for quite some time. UCI/AFLD/WADA/ASO might want them back inside of 8 years.
Maybe his PR people are telling him it's the thing to do, but Armstrong is not convinced it's time for the last resort yet. It must be scary to make a move like that. If he doesn't confess, he still has some time left to live his old life and who knows how things will unfold? It's pretty standard behaviour to try to postpone the inevitable, hoping that things will work out somehow, or not really hoping anything but just lacking the courage to unleash hell. It takes a lot of courage after all, or being really burned out and tired of the whole thing.
 
hrotha said:
Maybe his PR people are telling him it's the thing to do, but Armstrong is not convinced it's time for the last resort yet. It must be scary to make a move like that. If he doesn't confess, he still has some time left to live his old life and who knows how things will unfold? It's pretty standard behaviour to try to postpone the inevitable, hoping that things will work out somehow, or not really hoping anything but just lacking the courage to unleash hell. It takes a lot of courage after all, or being really burned out and tired of the whole thing.

agree, there's certain to be internal conflict within the "team". i think they're in a holding pattern until they know exactly what they're facing in legal terms.