One Lance Armstrong Fan Painfully Comes to Grips

Lance Armstrong finishing 3rd in Sète, taking ...

2002 Tour de France (Image via Wikipedia)

Like many, I have followed Lance Armstrong since he won his first Tour de France title in 1999.  His story was just too compelling–once on the brink of death from rampant cancer, recovered, stronger than ever, beating the best in the world in arguably the most grueling physical endurance test known to man.  Each year he won another Tour de France, the legend of Lance got even richer and more superhuman.  His accomplishments off the bike, namely the establishment of the Lance Armstrong Foundation and the LIVESTRONG brand to support the fight against cancer, have made him a role model for people from all walks of life.  Now, as in the past, Lance’s critics seek to expose him as a fraud, and the federal government is investigating him.  Unfortunately, for those like me who hate to consider it, the case is building against him.  Was it all a lie?  No.  He really did almost die from cancer.  He really did beat the best in the world 7 years in a row.  He really did help the fight against cancer.  They cannot take any of that away from him.  Was he using performance enhancing drugs, along with the other front-runners?  Maybe.


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