Never ignore lessons in Lance’s lies-A A +A
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
GIVE credit to Lance Armstrong, too?
He told Oprah Winfrey he would not have won those seven unprecedented Tour de France titles if he did not dope.
With that, his myth of invincibility had been thoroughly crushed?
But didn’t his teammates—the majority of them, anyways—also doped in the seven years from 1999-2005 that Armstrong captured his Tour crowns?
If so, how come he was always the one grabbing the top podium finish when everyone else was also into dope?
Well, that was the script—him winning all the time—as per testimonies of two, if not several, of Armstrong’s teammates.
One teammate even claimed that Armstrong used intimidation in pursuit of his Tour triumphs.
Didn’t Armstrong even push a teammate literally out of the way to claim one victory?
The thing is, in the same elaborate script, too, team officials had been generally regarded as having knowledge of dope use by Armstrong and his teammates. Are they serious?
Pundits and cycling officials had hoped that Armstrong would divulge the sordid details on this in his taped interviews with Oprah Winfrey.
Why Armstrong did not remains a mystery.
Perhaps, his lawyers might have advised against it as it could put him into deeper hole?
Already, Armstrong has his back against the wall, a situation that began when he was stripped of his seven Tour titles after cycling officials in the US found him guilty of doping.
Thus, implicating officials from his team, US Postal Service, as to say they condoned dope use could court him more troubles.
Not only is the entire universe practically angry at him right now, but Tour officials and sponsors have reportedly started legal moves to recapture his winnings of no less than $7 million dollars.
Also, as I said, the Times of London has also shown interest in filing a case to regain the $500,000 awarded to Armstrong in a libel case emanating from the newspaper’s expose of Lance’s doping.
Ah, indeed, the “Lance Lies” isn’t just “one big lie” at this point. This early, it is beginning to adopt the magnitude of being the “Dupe of The Decade.”
Lesson: Don’t dope, dear. It digs deep dirt.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on January 23, 2013.