Did Lance Armstrong cheat or even the playing field? | The Tylt
The Tour de France has just crowned its 104th champion, bringing back memories of Lance Armstrong—one of the most dominating, and controversial figures in cycling. Lance Armstrong was disgraced after he admitted to using performance enhancing drugs, tarnishing his reputation. However, with everyone else doping, some say he was just a victim of his desperation to win. What do you think?
Did Lance Armstrong cheat or even the playing field?
We can't mince words here—Lance Armstrong was the biggest fraud in sports history. He took what was going to be a great cancer survival story, and perverted it to a cautionary tale of lies and deceit.
Throughout his dominating run from 1999-2005, Armstrong won seven consecutive Tour de France titles. He also bullied everyone who even dared suggest he was using performance enhancing drugs, going after them personally and legally to shut them down. But when the walls were finally closing in, he went running to Oprah Winfrey to admit his guilt. He was then stripped of all of his achievements from 1998 on, including those seven Tour de France titles.
Karma's a bitch, Lance.
Lance Armstrong is so bad, even Piers Morgan went after him for being a terrible person.
Lance Armstrong is a complete fraud who masked his fraudness behind actual charitable organizations.— Dammit, Dan™ (@DanTheLeo) July 19, 2017
Cheating is only cheating when an athlete gains an advantage over his opponents. But if every athlete is doing it, there is no advantage being gained.
Lance Armstrong may have been doping, but so was everyone else in the Tour de France. He was using performance enhancing drugs just to keep up with his rivals who were using them. Armstrong shouldn't have to be demonized for wanting to win so badly, was just doing something other people were already doing.
There were a lot of people cheating in the Tour de France, but the governing bodies don't seem to be looking too hard to out them.