I've only gotten into cycling in the last two years so missed Armstrong's era. However I did admire and respect him and considered him one of the greatest cyclists of all time. This morning my first thought was 'say it isn't so'.
he was a hero to me. i read his books and watched you tube again and again. The off road corner, the look on alpe d'huez, the duel with pantani.
one of the most trusted men in cycling is Jonathan Vaughters and i'm led to believe he's one of the 10 too
He will most definitely be stripped of his Tour titles (the USADA cannot do that despite what many news outlets are saying). It does make me wonder whether the likes of Eddie Merckx doped (a very distinct possibility as the practice was widespread at the time) and whether the Tour records are worth bothering with.
Edited by Severus, 24 August 2012 - 09:50 AM.