Skip to main content

the Lance Armstrong links collection

Need a place to find the links to investigations and evidence against Lance Armstrong? This is the one.

It's Not About the Lab Rats - his charity work doesn't seem quite so angelic now

http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/athletes/lance-armstrong/Its-Not-About-the-Lab-Rats.html

The myth of Armstrong's "I've been tested 500 times and always negative" defence

http://www.cyclismas.com/2012/07/the-legend-of-the-500/

The charge sheet from the United States Anti-Doping Agency, outlining the charges against him, and the evidence behind them

http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/armstrongcharging0613.pdf

Journalist David Walsh, a long-time accuser, has his say on the charges

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/david-walsh-on-armstrong-and-usadas-charges

Has he simply conceded to keep the details quiet?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/blog/2012/aug/24/how-lance-armstrong-strongarmed-cycling?CMP=twt_fd&CMP=SOCxx2I2

I haven't got time to write much on the subject now, but I did make this comment on Facebook this morning:

Lance Armstrong: "I am tired of defending these allegations, I am innocent and have never failed a drugs test".....
Or in plain English....
"I invested in the best chemists in the world for a decade who develop the best undetectable (with current testing methods) masking agents. How can I possibly be guilty?".

Piss off cheat. Nice to know Yanks aren't above the law every time.

and....

It's a near certainty that many, probably most, of his Tour de France rivals were also doping in some shape or form. He's not Robinson Crusoe there. But it's the holier than thou hypocrisy like an adulterous TV evangelist that really riles me.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Preview de la Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 2020

The European flat racing season comes to its natural conclusion in this messed up hell of a year. The queen of the turf, Enable, goes for an historic third win but it has been wet and cold all week in Paris, making it a tough old slog in deep ground. There won't be much of a crowd there to 'bring the house down' if she wins, in front of no more than 1000 paying spectators, but the racing world will be tuning in across the globe. =============================================== Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe   ParisLongchamp, 1605 local, 1505 BST, 0005 Monday Sydney time.  2400m, Group 1 Weight-for-Age, (no geldings)  Approx €3m.  Expected Going - Heavy.  1.Persian King - 4yo, Kingman/Pretty Please - Andre Fabre - Pierre Charles Boudot   Star French colt stepping up to a mile and a half for the first time. Won the French 2000 Guineas (Poulains) on heavy ground but ran fourth (only time in his career finishing worse than second) in the Jacques Le Marois, almost nine lengt

lay the field - my favourite racing strategy

Dabbling with laying the field in-running at various prices today, not just one price, but several in the same race. Got several matched in the previous race at Brighton, then this race came along at Nottingham. Such a long straight at Nottingham makes punters often over-react and think the finish line is closer than it actually is. As you can see by the number of bets matched, there was plenty of volatility in this in-play market. It's rare you'll get a complete wipe-out with one horse getting matched at all levels, but it can happen, so don't give yourself too much risk...

It's all gone Pete Tong at Betfair!

The Christmas Hurdle from Leopardstown, a good Grade 2 race during the holiday period. But now it will go into history as the race which brought Betfair down. Over £21m at odds of 29 available on Voler La Vedette in-running - that's a potential liability of over £500m. You might think that's a bit suspicious, something's fishy, especially with the horse starting at a Betfair SP of 2.96. Well, this wasn't a horse being stopped by a jockey either - the bloody horse won! Look at what was matched at 29. Split that in half and multiply by 28 for the actual liability for the layer(s). (Matched amounts always shown as double the backers' stake, never counts the layers' risk). There's no way a Betfair client would have £600m+ in their account. Maybe £20 or even £50m from the massive syndicates who regard(ed) Betfair as safer than any bank, but not £600m. So the error has to be something technical. However, rumour has it, a helpdesk reply (not gospel, natur