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Old 02-17-15, 09:26 PM
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Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story

Just watched this on Netflix and it got me thinking, was there ever a collective forum apology for all those is Greg Lemond crazy threads from back in the day?
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Old 02-18-15, 03:30 AM
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Originally Posted by bikebuddha View Post
Just watched this on Netflix and it got me thinking, was there ever a collective forum apology for all those is Greg Lemond crazy threads from back in the day?
Greg LeMond? You mean the only American who actually won the TdF?
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Old 02-18-15, 07:43 AM
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The force is strong with this one....
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Watched that a couple weeks ago and it reinforced my absolute lack of sympathy for him. He doped. A lot of cyclists doped. However, he went after his accusers with a level of malicious vengeance and an army of lawyers using a scorched earth policy. I think a lot of the higher ups and sponsors in the sport knew or suspected but didn't want to kill the golden goose so they pulled a Sgt. Schultz "I see nothing" attitude and let him squash people with an offense built on lies.
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Oh, BS.

That era was the most exciting road racing ever. I liked it and still do.

If you ain't cheating you ain't trying. OP by some NASCAR bubba who is dead.
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Old 02-21-15, 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Will G View Post
Watched that a couple weeks ago and it reinforced my absolute lack of sympathy for him. He doped. A lot of cyclists doped. However, he went after his accusers with a level of malicious vengeance and an army of lawyers using a scorched earth policy. I think a lot of the higher ups and sponsors in the sport knew or suspected but didn't want to kill the golden goose so they pulled a Sgt. Schultz "I see nothing" attitude and let him squash people with an offense built on lies.
+1

While cheating in itself is reason enough for me to dislike him, the fact that he attempted to destroy other people's lives is reprehensible. And, Trek's participation in this vis a vis LeMond has made it easy for me to avoid buying their stuff.
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Old 02-21-15, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Will G View Post
Watched that a couple weeks ago and it reinforced my absolute lack of sympathy for him. He doped. A lot of cyclists doped. However, he went after his accusers with a level of malicious vengeance and an army of lawyers using a scorched earth policy. I think a lot of the higher ups and sponsors in the sport knew or suspected but didn't want to kill the golden goose so they pulled a Sgt. Schultz "I see nothing" attitude and let him squash people with an offense built on lies.
It's a cringe-factor thing, while 'everyone was doing it', everyone on his side was doing it 'cause he made them do it and crushed them through litigation and badmouthing of job prospects if they veered off-message, and everyone he was working against actually just fessed up when they had to, didn't do a war of the roses mutually assured destruction death plunge.
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The only thing that really shocked me was the Triple Crown deal as it went down. I mean I know that deals like that are made for stage wins at times but the whole damn race? It has matured me somewhat in the way that I look at some of my '80s cycling heros who were in on that.
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+1 to the op.

there should be a greg lemond national holiday.

espn tried to get it right with its 'slaying the badger' doc.
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I saw this and wow... footage from the depositions was crazy.
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I frigin hate cheaters .I rather see some one lose and play fair
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Yeah man, I seriously don't know how all those Lance-zombies who blindly defended him over the years (with tears in their eyes) to the last, despite all the mounting evidence, expect everyone to forget they were all in with him. I mean, how can they ever expect to be taken seriously again unless they come clean too? They were (are) as pitiful as he was(is). Many, many mea culpas are in order, IMO.
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