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Anorak | UCI president Pat McQuaid makes us feel sorry for Lance Armstrong

UCI president Pat McQuaid makes us feel sorry for Lance Armstrong

by | 22nd, October 2012

THE queue to bash Lance Armstrong is long. At its head is The International Cycling Union (UCI). It’s stripped the American of his seven Tour de France titles. The UCI says the United States Anti-Doping Agency’s (Usada) investigation sas right. It agrees that Armstong cheated.

Was he the only one? No.

Should the organisation that presides over such a mess be made to answer why it never noticed that its champion of champions was cheating on a grand scale?

There had been drugs cheating before. How could it fail to see it happening again?

Armstrong’s defenestration coughs up lots of questions, not least of all: why won’t he confess? That’s what the sport’s governing bodies want him to do. He won’t. They want him to bury himself and leave the sport clean.

This is what UCI president Pat McQuaid said:

“Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling. He deserves to be forgotten.

What a horrible comment. We should all forget Lance Armstrong. Why? Is he embarrassing to a  sport riddled with cheating..?



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