We’ve all heard it. Here’s a rundown:
This June Usada charged Armstrong with drug trafficking and using banned steroids, the red blood cell booster erythropoietin (EPO), and human growth hormone as well as illegal blood transfusions dating back to 1986.
I find it so hard to give a shit about this. Its not economic, as these cyclists use crazy expensive ultra-light bikes to get the most of their power….not to mention how much time and equipment he must spend to keep in such good shape.
The drugs and treatments are against the rules….and rules are rules.
Still what’s the point? Isn’t this modern medicine? I mean 50 years ago Armstrong might have died from cancer, but modern medicine brought him right back to his prime. How are all the doping he allegedly did any different?
Same goes for when another sports player blows out a shoulder or a knee and has modern arthroscopic surgery. Back in the day it would be a career ending injury, or the more invasive open surgery might cause them to miss seasons and training that they never fully recover to how they were before the injury.
I don’t know these modern drugs, but I know the oldschool steroids were bad for you. But since when did we care about the lives of athletes? Just look at any retired athlete! I don’t know about cyclists, but baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and I’m sure Soccer (but I’m American so I don’t pay attention to that crap either), they’re in their 40s and so blown out with injuries and arthritis they move around like they’re in their 70s!
They used their bodies up being the best, and we don’t get all bluesy over it. Why do we care if Lance is shooting up all sorts of super hormones to make his body stronger? Its not like he’s doing that shit for fun, you never see anybody shooting heroin and then winning a marathon or the Tour De France.
Just quit being puritanical retards, we want him to ride a crazy space-bike wicked fast, and this crap makes him go faster. We also didn’t want him to die of cancer, which makes you go wicked slow!
Tell me what the damn difference is!