Originally Posted by CanadianCowboysFan
The evidence in the withhunt was pretty compelling and he did choose not to fight anymore. In the end though, I hate all the stoolies and rats who sold their souls to rat him out. They were nobodies without him and will only be remembered because of him.
Be honest with you Canadian, if I had to guess, I'd say he probably was because you can't win if you are at such a disadvantage with every European team out there. As I said before, you may have a guy that is just so genetically superior that he can do it without the aid of any banned substances but it does not reason that you can have an entire team that is that good. In order to win a TDF, you have to have a very good, very strong team so yeah, he probably was. The problem I have with this is that he was not the only one and he was never caught cheating. No test ever showed positive. Now, was he just better or was he using something that can't be tested for or did the organization doing the testing just elect not to test for those substances. Any of those can be a reason for never being caught but it all comes back to the same thing. The Sport never wanted to clean up their own mess. They still don't. All that will happen here is that they will measures to bring down one man and they will go on riding dirty just as they have for the last 40 or 50 years.
It's not right. At the end of the day, they never caught him using, be it because they looked the other way or he was just better. They never caught him and it's their own rules that say you have to test positive.
That's just how I see it. Maybe I'm wrong but that's what I see. It's not right.