Lance Armstrong Lays Unphased and Godlike Amidst Winning Jerseys

Lance Armstrong has decided to step down from his cancer-support charity Livestrong just two days after a Twitter post that included a photo of him lying on a couch with his feet up, basking in the glory of his seven Tour de France jerseys.

Never mind that he’s been stripped of his titles and forced away from the charity he founded 15 years ago, he’s been keeping himself busy with the ironic tweets.  Continue reading “Lance Armstrong Lays Unphased and Godlike Amidst Winning Jerseys”

Second Place Cyclists From 1999 To 2005 Were Also Doping At Tour de France

Lance Armstrong‘s stripped Tour de France titles put a bemused expression on my face. I can’t help but wonder how they can take his titles away just because he stopped legally fighting the charges against him.

Cycling has a surprisingly illicit history. Yahoo! reports that forms of doping in the sport started back in the 1860’s. Performance-enhancing drugs are arguably more prevalent for these athletes than track and field or baseball.

Turns out, every spandex-wearing rider who came in second at Armstrong’s seven Tour de France races from 1999-2005 admitted to doping  and/or were convicted of it. Germany’s Jan Ullrich came in directly behind Lance in three of them.  Continue reading “Second Place Cyclists From 1999 To 2005 Were Also Doping At Tour de France”