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The difference is that clemens actually got due process and lance was subject to the wada since due process had given up trying to prove him guilty
As the federal judge in Texas said, Armstrong may disagree with the way things work, but that doesn't mean he isn't being afforded "due process".
The Difference Between Lance Armstrong And Roger Clemens
Finishing in the top 10 of the Tour de France is practically prima facie evidence of blood doping. Doping is just so effective in that sport that it's hard to believe a professional who is training hard and doping could be beaten by one that just trains hard, and they all train pretty hard.
Looks like a radio guy, so "sanctimonious blowhard" is part of his job description.
Armstrong and Clemens are alike in one way. They both continue to deny cheating for public consumption despite evidence and testimony that has the court of public opinion finding both of them guilty.
what sort of actual advanced skill (as in hand-eye or foot-eye coordination) is involved in riding a bicycle?
You know, they ride down those mountains too. Do you have any idea how fast they're going? There's a tremendous amount of skill involved in racing bicycles in close quarters.
it's probably no coincidence that the "sport" of marathon bike racing flourished here during the same decade as those marathon ballroom dances depicted in that Jane Fonda movie reached their peak of popularity.
There are times I'll make statements like that solely in order to draw out an answer.
Has Armstrong failed a doping test, [?]
One, I believe, is to check the radioisotopic content of, for example, testosterone, to see if it matches that of other carbon in the rider's body. Kind of like radiocarbon dating the testosterone to see if it is artificial or made by the athlete's body.
I'll put it this way: You could take a player like Mika Immonen or Niels Feijen, dope him up a la Lance Armstrong, and train him into a seriously competitive cyclist a lot more easily than you could take a champion cyclist and make him into a world class pool player.
From a purely physiological standpoint marathon bike races are obviously far more demanding, but you apparently have no idea of what goes into week long tournaments or marathon gambling sessions that can go on for days on end with no break time whatever. For all the rigors of the bike races, the break times are scheduled and predictible, racers have support teams that cater to their every needs from the end of one day to the beginning of the next. Whereas in world tournaments (or the U.S. Open) a player can play as many or six or seven matches in a day, ending as late as 3:00 am, and then have to be ready to play at 10:00 or 11:00 the next day and go on from there. Sleep patterns get constantly interrupted, and since pool matches can be won or lost by aiming that's on or off by microinches, after a while the erratic scheduling takes its toll. And support teams? They wish.
but there have been a hell of a lot more pool players who've died of gunshot wounds
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