So is the general opinion then that Armstrong was doping? That's... pretty lame.
Well there will always be those that don't or don't want to believe that he's guilty. Most people will though.
We an only assume that he thinks if it goes to court then he will definitely lose, so by not fighting it there is still a tiny lingering doubt that he's guilty. Damage limitation.
Being so high profile he's damaged cycling's reputation probably more than all the other doping cases added together.....and by not admitting guilt or going to court to fight it he's just ensured the "witch-hunt" continues and the whole thing stays in the news for longer, doing further damage.
I've always thought that, based on those he was competing with and what they were using, he was also using something, but after Wiggos recent TDF win and GB's Olympic cycling performances the timing of the news is pretty terrible.
Meanwhile on the road it was another great Vuelta stage today. The top 4 (including 2 drug users
) all attacking each other on the final climb and remaining within 50 secs of each other. Only one week in and it's already becoming a classic tour.