Do I care that he used PEDs and/or blood doped to win the TDF?
Not a bit.
Do I care that he bullied other riders and threatened their careers if they didn’t go along with his program?
Fan boys, you can say all you want about all the great things the guy has done for cancer research, but it just doesn’t factor in here. Yes, he has used his brand to do a lot of good. I’ll admit that.
But that’s not what he set out to do. That’s not why he doped and bullied. He doped and bullied to be the best cyclist in the world, win the TDF, and get rich doing it.
Green. Get the money. Dolla dolla bill, yo.
Show me a video of him opening up a postmarked letter he mailed to himself back in the early 90s that outlines his plans to start using PEDs and blood doping to build up notoriety so that he could one day stamp out cancer. Show me proof that his true goal from the beginning was to do all of these great things. Show me he started a doping program and threatened other people’s livelihoods with regret, realizing from the beginning that he was doing horrible things, but that the ends would justify the means.
This isn’t just sour grapes over getting my ass whooped by him either.
“Win if you can, lose is you must, but ALWAYS cheat!” ~Ric Flair