The knives are out for Armstrong

Posted: May 24, 2011 in 2011, General Ramblings

As new ‘evidence’ pours in, Armstrong faces the spotlight once again. With former team mates seemingly queuing up to testify against him he would seem to be sunk, exposed as a fraud and a cheat. Absence of evidence does not preclude guilt but with all the invective flying around, the concept of guilty until proven innocent seems to have flown out of the window. I prefer to await until the investigations are complete while the Twittersphere (@festinagirl for example)is alive with accusation and condemnation. I really hope he emerges from this intact or one of the most inspirational riders of all time will have cheated and IMO that is a ‘bad thing’. Bad for him, bad for cycling.

Having said that, if cycling is to lose its reputation as drug ridden, a wholesale purge might be a god idea. The trouble with purges though is that they can get out of hand and take away with good along with the bad.

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