I heard this numerous times- “This is going to end badly for Floyd”. That still might be true. I can’t exactly condone Floyd’s actions. I don’t think I’m going out on a limb here – this is going to end badly for Lance. This New York Time’s article is just the start. It is not going to go away.
It amazed me last week, over at the Tour de France, how little press there was in Europe about this whole Floyd thing. No Nightline mention. Nothing. Then when I came back to Wisconsin, it still amazed me, hanging out with local weekend warriors, that no one thought it was a big deal. And they all believed in Lance racing clean.
Jonathan Vaughters has told his guys concerned that they need to cooperate. I think most these riders don’t have any choice other than to cooperate. And the UCI has mentioned that there might be a possibility of shorter suspensions with such cooperation. This, with the fact that most of the riders concerned are approaching the end of their careers, doesn’t bode well for Lance.
Like I said earlier, I can’t support the method that Floyd used here. Frankie Andreau did it right years ago. “I took EPO. Ask Lance if you want to know about that”.
I was hoping this whole thing was going to go away. There is no downside to have a Lance Armstrong around the sport for the next couple decades. Obviously, I don’t think that is going to be the case anymore.