And another thing chai--cycle sales in the US considerable increased after Mr Armstrong won his first Tour.
Which means more Americans became a bit fitter and he made a contribution to the reduction of oil imports as well as to the jobs created from manufacturing and distributing the increased number of cycles to meet the demand he created and the ancillary equipment which no self-respecting American cyclist would see fit to be without.
It wouldn't surprise me if it turned out that the oil and car industries are not behind the persecution. And the medical profession has no interest in people being fitter plus it probably supplies the hierarchy of the testing bureaucracy. And maybe real estate agents in hilly districts should be considered. (now you're getting silly spendi--Ed.)
And he gave millions of cancer patients hope.
I bet he could tell some tales about the gentleman and ladies of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and the World Anti-Doping Agency, shades of the United Nations, as they followed the Tour around France making sure that the cameras only see them when wearing their white coats and standing in front of some scientific equipment or other. Or having a press conference.
The gladiators didn't have to put up with **** like that.
He's a hero. Did you ever see him go 15 miles down the other side of a lung bursting mountain climb with a ravine starting just off the tarmac going down 2000 feet with only the brakes to control the bike. And trees whizzing past.