Floyd Landis is at it, again! He just can’t leave well enough alone, and it’s even worse that he’s spouting off during Lance Armstrong’s final Tour de France.
It’s kind of funny how people say that Lance can’t possibly ride that fast unless he’s doping, yet they don’t really go after all of the other super-fast, “can’t-be-human,” cycling stars. There’s something about Lance Armstrong.
Perhaps it’s jealousy. Even after Lance first retired, he managed to stay in the limelight and continue to be a star attraction. He’s everywhere, and people love that whether or not they love him; and sometimes they love to see him everywhere simply because they love to bitch about him. There’s also the fact that he looks damn good on a bike…and pretty much everywhere else.
For those of us who would love to see Lance win his final Tour, maybe it really has nothing to do with whether we believe he dopes or has doped. Maybe it has a lot more to do with the fact that we want to cheer on someone we are familiar withâ€“and that someone is currently Lance!
Some argue that doping only gives cycling a bad name, but is that really a bad thing? They always say that no publicity is bad publicity, and that goes for cycling, as well. Are more people watching the Tour de France? Possibly, and if so, it could be because doping allegations simply serve to remind the public that the Tour is going on. Face it, in the U.S. cycling really isn’t that big when compared with other sports.
No matter what the situation may be, the fact is that people like me simply want to sit back and enjoy the Tour de France. I really don’t give a damn that someone may be using erythropoietin. I just don’t.
In the end, I just want Floyd to shut up.
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