Cycling has to be the dirtiest sport in the world. While other sports grapple to make rule changes to deal with brutal physicality, as in the case of the NHL and the NFL, cycling has bigger problems outside when their athletes aren’t wearing spandex and riding bikes.
As a general rule of thumb, if you win anything in cycling, chances are you probably cheated… A lot. Doping scandals are the norm in cycling and champions are stripped of their honor regularly, all except one, Lance Armstrong.
It seems though, that the lone bright spot in the sport of cycling is constantly under attack. Sadly, his biggest adversaries are fellow cyclists. Armstrong’s “teammates” Floyd Landis and now Tyler Hamilton, both of which were busted for doping, are trying to bring Armstrong down to their level of shame.
Most recently, Hamilton went on record in an interview with 60 Minutes claiming Armstrong was just as dirty as he was. Hamilton even went as far to say of Armstrong’s doping, “I saw him inject it more than one time like we all did, like I did many, many times.”
But it was Hamilton that got busted.
Armstrong fired back on his twitter page saying, “I have had a 20-year career, 500 drug controls worldwide, in and out of competition, and never a failed test. I rest my case.”
Once again, Twitter shows its worth. With those words, Armstrong truly can rest his case, he’s one of the most tested athletes of all time.
The level of backstabbing on full display in this saga is disgusting. Armstrong’s mates have been stripped of their honors literally, but I’m starting to question how much honor they had in the first place.
Armstrong’s lawyers feel Hamilton is trying to build interest with publishers for an upcoming book.
Obviously, like some Tiger Woods mistress, Hamilton feels he has something to gain by ripping Armstrong.
Whatever the case, the sport of cycling which was already tarnished, just got another black eye.
Whether Armstrong was doping or not is irrelevant. The fact is, the man has never failed a drug test. You see, there’s this little thing called “evidence”, and when someone makes up a story without evidence to back it, we call that “here-say”.
Not sure how Hamilton missed those details. Shouldn’t having a bike seat jammed up your arse for hours on end make you a little more anal?