If this charge holds, Lance may have to forfeit seven Tour De France titles.
I’ve long-maintained that either (a) he is as clean as an Eagle Scout, or (b) he is the most proficient cheater in the history of sports.
That said, the anti-doping regulators have become very advanced over the years. It used to be common knowledge that the Eastern Bloc athletes were doped with steroids, but were able to chemically deceive the drug tests.
Today, cheating the system has become quite difficult. And because many samples are stored for years, being able to cheat today is no guarantee that you won’t get caught a few more years down the road, as technology improves.
Disclosure: I have no axe to grind with Armstrong, and hope he is innocent.
But if he’s guilty, he needs to face the same music that others have had to face.