Re: Lance Armstrong admits to doping to Oprah
The funniest thing about all this is that Armstrong returned to the sport in 09 because he thought it was embarrassing that in his absence someone like Carlos Sastre could win the Tour. Sastre, meanwhile along with Evans is one of the only clean riders to have won the race in recent years and would have smoked a clean Armstrong on any mountain stage of decent length.
In essence, the story was too good to be true. How else could a one day specialist transform himself into the best climber and time triallist in the peloton? That sort of thing just doesn't happen without a helluva lot of illegal assistance.
If you can imagine Zidane's touch combined with Pirlo's vision and Roy Keane's will to win then you have some idea of the genius of Diego Maradona.