“I refuse to participate in a process that is so one-sided and unfair.”
The stun of learning that Lance Armstrong will be stripped of his seven titles for doping by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency was the first time in more than a decade I can remember crying after hearing a news broadcast. The last time was on the morning of 9/11.
Without a doubt Lance Armstrong was my hero. A genuine, certified hero.
No one in the history of the sport of cycling has won seven titles at the Tour de France, beat cancer, and became a beacon of hope for patients. His legacy was a source of inspiration for millions.
But in spite of his fundraising and being a cancer survivor-turned-spokesperson, he is no longer my hero.