July 28, 2003


Way to ride, man.

Posted by Tim Blair at July 28, 2003 04:47 AM

That Lance Armstrong, who reportedly does not take performance enhancing drugs, is so much better then the riders that do take performance enhancing drugs is incredible and if true one of the great efforts in sports history.

Posted by: Amazed at July 28, 2003 at 11:14 AM

Yes Armstrong is a great cyclist and thoroughly deserves his win. However 'Amazed' seems to imply that all his rivals take performance enhancing drugs. Most have never failed drug tests so this implication doesn't stand scrutiny. His main Ulrich has been guilty of taking drugs, but they were recreational drugs not performance enhancing. Vinokourov, Zubeldia, Mayo and the unfortunate Beloki have not (to my knowledge) been caught taking drugs. None of the current top aussies has failed a drugs test, though none of the 7 who were in the TdF were within cooee of Lance.
Next year will be very interesting, with Armstrong, chasing 6, but a year older, Ulrich a year better, Mayo, Beloki, Vinokourov all feeling that Armstrong is only human after all, and, hopefully, aussie Cadel Evans ready throw out a serious overall challenge.

Posted by: Tom at July 28, 2003 at 11:39 AM

You forgot Tyler Hamilton, Tom.

Posted by: Eric Jablow at July 28, 2003 at 01:17 PM

Hard to fail a drugs test when they can't test for many drugs (eg HGH, EPO). The "chemists" have always been years in front of the testers.

Posted by: Amazed at July 28, 2003 at 02:34 PM

who reportedly does not take performance enhancing drugs

He's passed every test he's submitted to. Are you just another bitter Frenchman?

Posted by: Roger Bournival at July 28, 2003 at 03:01 PM


What's Armstrong on?

His bike!

When you spend 6-8 hours every day riding and when you ride the entire TdF course beforehand to get an idea of how it plays out, you have a huge advantage, one that world-class cyclists can't afford to give to another world-class cyclist.

Posted by: Tom at July 28, 2003 at 04:49 PM

Armstrong is a dead-set legend. I recommend his autobiography to all.

How about those Aussie sprinters too.

We gotta find some climbers soon and then we will kick arse.

As for Cadel Evans - WTF are his medical advisors up to not plating his broken collar-bone?

(WTF are the Wallabies playing at making us all conquering Aussies look bad?)

Posted by: Razor at July 28, 2003 at 04:58 PM

About the All Blacks. And they did it in YOUR HOUSE!!! Ow, now that's really gotta hurt.

Posted by: David Crawford at July 29, 2003 at 02:42 AM