Lance's Story (aka his big lie)
A cheat or not, this guy's an athlete. This is a photo from last month. I love it, because a) it shows a very good looking man and b) you'd have to have an ego the size of Texas to feature this on the front page of your own website. Though if I looked like that I might use it too.
This morning the stripping of his titles became complete when the international body overseeing cycling chose not to challenge the August sanctions of the U.S. Anti-doping Authority (USADA). I spent some time over the past 30 hours editing his fast changing Wikipedia bio. You can see the version from today here.
I am fascinated by this Armstrong train wreck. The hubris. The bigger than life nature of it all. And I am disgusted by him and his lying. By all accounts it's now clear and irrefutable that he was a bullying ringleader of an elaborate scam and he didn't hesitate to lie to the world about it, repeatedly and aggressively.