So it’s true. For months—years, really—I’ve ignored or minimized the allegations of doping directed at Lance Armstrong. But apparently it’s all true. And it comes as one of the great disappointments of my life.
Over the years I have connected with Lance Armstrong’s story at a number of levels. As a chronic illness sufferer myself, I was inspired by his comeback from cancer. As a cycling enthusiast, I was awed by his competitive drive, determination to win, and dedication to training. And in a sport dominated by Europeans, the scrappy Texan made me proud to be an American.
All of that was erased this week.
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