artray wrote:He did have cancer and it was not magic, but the great work being done by Drs etc etc to help beat cancer
You should not belittle such a fight against a real threat to life .
I didn't belittle it. I just don't care about his battle with cancer. He later used his illness as a shield behind which he could do whatever he wanted from a PR perspective, and it worked wonderfully. Politicians do this stuff, too, as do most narcissists. And the gullible fall for it. Many people are cancer survivors; does that excuse what he did?
artray wrote:If nobody should benefit from Illegal acts in cycling then you would not have any cycling . Think about it.
This makes no sense whatsoever. You sure this is not an Ali-G line?
artray wrote: Armstrong would have still been relevant without his return to cycling because of his athletic profile and the fact he his well . If he was a mediocre rider and tour winner, what does that say about the riders he beat.
That they didn't have his doping program? Who knows? What is your point?
artray wrote:Name me a rider who he beat who is not tarnished with doping allegations ? are they all mediocre riders ? If not how come they could not beat Armstrong even though they were doping as well? Most of his rival teams also had a doping program.
Again, impossible to say. What is known is that US Postal and Armstrong ran the most comprehensive and complex doping operation in cycling. That would seem to provide a clear advantage. But again, you stray from the facts -- the reason Armstrong is being punished more harshly than others, is that he still insists he did not dope. Even you seem to think he did dope, so I am having trouble understanding what your point is.