Armstrong chatting with Joe Rogan.
Armstrong was hung out to dry. Witch-hunt. Everyone was doping and some teams were doping much better.
Armstrong came to Europe and had to choose dope and race or go back home.
Of course he lied but so did everyone else. He took the popularity of the sport to a new level.
Look at the times now. You still think the sport is clean, Froome getting TUE for corticosteroid .
Despite suggestions that correct procedures had not been followed, Wada later declared itself satisfied and its code does allow for exceptional circumstances mid-race. However Chris Froome, despite being so ill as to make it important that he took the medication (40mg per day of the oral corticosteroid prednisolone) during the race, won it ahead of over 100 elite athletes.
"I don’t think it is at all right that Chris should have the race and prize money taken off him retrospectively but Cookson needs to issue a very clear message: he should be apologising to the rest of the riders for failing them. That TUE application should not have been approved; Froome and Sky should have had a clear choice of either riding without corticosteroids or pulling out of the race.
I never found I could be anywhere near the front of a long race when I was ill" Nicole cooke.
about corticosteroid use ,,,,,,
From what we know or suspect it seems to have effects on increasing airflow in the lung by opening the airways, it also has an effect on reducing pain at high intensity exercise. There seems to be an effect on the body’s metabolism below about 75% threshold which although not fully understood may help aid weigh loss while being able to continue training.
In short it possibly makes you a bit euphoric (elated or high) so you can train harder but also at lower intensity train longer while eating less and so lose weight.
At this point in time there is a feeling that while creams and inhaled cortisone probably has little effect on performance other than to treat underlying skin problems (like saddle sores) or asthma the use of tablets and injections has potential to give an unfair benefit (ie doping/cheating).
Its obvious its still going on and it has nothing to do with Armstrong but more to do with the sports culture just like all the other pro sports out there.