The only difference between Armstrong and all the other cyclists is he is the quintessential narcissist who I think truly believed he could get away with his lifetime of lies.
This is one of the truest statements in this thread.
Here's a good read if you're interested, particularly if you think Lance is innocent...
And to those who are saying 'Lance has never failed a drug test', you really need to do your research. He's failed multiple tests throughout his career. The US cycling admin have kept results of tests hidden. They've tried to protect their image by protecting this scumbag but unfortunately when you roll the dice that many times, it catches up with you.
I was a big Lance fan until George Hinkappe (his long time team mate) testified against him to a US grand jury. That was the start of researching Lance doping history.
Freakish athlete, narcissist and public servant. Still a good old scumbag that got caught up in the cycling culture at the time and there's nothing he can do to go back and change it all.
Why is he a scumbag? What has he done to hurt ANYONE (that you know of)? Oh, he's a scumbag b/c he doped up? Well I hate to break it to you, "all" athletes dope up... when you realize that then you should not fault Lance for it... it is your own fault that you were fooled when it's clear that "all" of them do it! The greatest athletes of yesteryear all doped up but we just didn't have the test for those people... but it was well known that they did! Also, what is banned now are things that other people were "free" to use in the past... so now we make these people into villains when others got away with it!
I personally don't care that he doped up (or lied to protect his career), he didn't hurt anyone AND he helped a lot of sick people with the money he helped to raise!
Stop living in a fantasy world people!! There probably wouldn't be these huge sports and quality players without some aid, steroids or other illegal things! If they aren't hurting anyone and they are doing their jobs (entertaining), then where is the problem. Another thing, just b/c he doped up it doesn't mean he didn't have to work just as hard... remember, everyone else is doping too, so if everyone is doing it, just doing it won't get you the wins... you have to be/have more than the roids!