ALL that Lance Armstrong had to do was to release one simple statement: “I have never taken performance-enhancing drugs.”
Instead what came forth from the seven-time Tour de France winner, when the US anti-doping agency said it was stripping him of his titles and banning him from competitive cycling for life, was, “I have never tested positive.”
He might as well have said, “I have never been caught.”
Doping in sport is a race where those who help athletes ingest performance-enhancing drugs advise them on the best blockers that prevent detection. The better the professional advising the athlete, the smaller the chance of getting caught.
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