I didn't really pay close attention to the Lance Armstrong drug saga. He'd been a hero and the whole drug thing was kinda demoralizing. I'd have to say tho, that I never really understood why the powers-that-be went after him so hard. Educate me pls.
Maybe the International folks (UCI) didn't like him?
Maybe the US folks wanted to demonstrate their commitment to clean racing?
Maybe I'm wrong in my perception that the aggressiveness of the pursuit of him was unusual?
For those of you that might be angry types by nature and see a dark cloud everywhere, I do not "troll", I do not deliberately try to stir up trouble. Ever. So pls can we skip that drama?
I've read some of the books and watched some of the documentaries. It seemed they wanted to get him for a few reasons:
1. He won a lot
2. Hardly anyone that is at that level is clean but they couldn't catch him so it became a mission
3. Most on the tour knew he wasn't clean, he was winning and they wanted to get even
4. Jealousy - they couldn't dope as well as him (The riders)
5. He constantly challenged them to catch him
Each day is what you make of it so make it the best day possible.