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Tour de Farce

From today's online New York Times:

Christian Prudhomme, the Tour’s race director, said at a news conference Monday that he no longer considered Armstrong a Tour champion and that the Amaury Sport Organization, the company that organizes the Tour de France, would erase Armstrong’s name from its record books.

He added that the runners-up should not be elevated in the standings because of the prevalent doping that occurred during that period in the sport.
(emphasis mine)

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sahlah
Oct. 23rd, 2012 12:17 am (UTC)
So no winners here - including the sport itself.
patrick_vecchio
Oct. 23rd, 2012 12:36 am (UTC)
Right you are on all counts.
anita_margarita
Oct. 23rd, 2012 12:42 am (UTC)
I find it interesting that Armstrong has never been proven to have doped. They're going entirely on what others say, which is essentially the same thing that's been said for years: he doped.
patrick_vecchio
Oct. 23rd, 2012 11:33 am (UTC)
When his top lieutenant and friend George Hincapie spoke for the prosecution, I knew Armstrong's defense was shot.
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