Finally the French have gone above and beyond to make sure that Lance Armstrong doesn't set the Tour De France record by winning 6 straight by yet again raising the drug question (its easier to accuse him of cheating than to actually train harder and compete with him).
According to the new book "LA Confidential, the secrets of Lance Armstrong,"
Armstrong is being yet again accused of illegal drug use. The heart of the accusations come from Emma O'Reilly, who worked for several years as Armstrong's masseur, physical therapist and personal assistant. A USPS
team spokesman confirmed O'Reilly "was a past employee" but declined additional comment.
The book claims Armstrong asked O'Reilly to dispose of a black bag containing the used syringes after the Tour of the Netherlands in 1998. O'Reilly said she did not know what was in the syringes, according to the book.
So based on this one incident where there is absolutely no proof that Armstrong used drugs an entire piece of s#$% book has been written and published just weeks before the Tour is to start. In addition Before any of the facts were cleared up L'Express magazine ran an article on the book and the drug charges! Both the authors of the book and L'Express are being sued.
To clear everything up. Lance Armstrong has never failed a drug test!!! In the five years he won the Tour de France he never failed any test despite being tested everyday during the tour and every week during the rest of the year. This is not only urine tests but also blood tests.
So the question is when will the French finally accept that Lance is an amazing athlete and get over their childish jealousy that the country of cars can produce some of the worlds top cyclists or will they continue the bs accusations that have proven wrong for the last 5 years?
It would be ideal if they would just accept that he is an amazing athlete (not like a still celebrated dead Italian junkie who was the last winner of the Tour) and recognize a man who has brought millions of new spectators to the sport.
I just hope that yet another American (Hamilton or Leipenheimer) will take over the number one spot if Lance were to lose.