Biking and Litigation–They Don’t Mix
By: Jeffrey Hamilton Geiger. This was posted Friday, August 24th, 2012
I am really disappointed to learn that Lance Armstrong may be stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles. He earned them. But the naysayers have always accused him of doping even as he has passed hundreds of drug tests and survived cancer.
A judge noted after Armstrong sued that:
“USADA’s conduct raises serious questions about whether its real interest in charging Armstrong is to combat doping, or if it is acting according to less noble motives.” The judge ended up dismissing the suit and Armstrong declined to pursue arbitration. If they wanted to take down a top athlete and prove a point why not someone who is actually competing in the sport? He retired years ago and was pursuing new athletic achievements, i.e. the Ironman. I wanted to see him do so. Don’t you?