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  •  He has, over and over. (1+ / 0-)
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    Reading bits and pieces tell a story of hearsay and conjecture. Hincapie's story is summarized as "he believes" that Armstrong doped. Not he witnessed administration of banned substances.

    I haven't seen USADAs story of why their 1000+ tests showed no evidence. If the alleged conduct were true, he'd have been positive more than a few times.

    •  Okay (0+ / 0-)

      so Armstrong didn't dope, but pressured others into doping to improve their results, which he, out of everyone else, had no need to do.

      Denial: not just a river.

    •  So your complaint is that Armstrong has put out (0+ / 0-)

      his case and no one believes it. Possibly because it is shot full of holes. What motivation does Hincapie have to kneecap Armstrong?

      Why did Armstrong throw in the towel in August?

      •  His statement said he couldn't get a fair (0+ / 0-)

        Hearing. Watching USADA over the years leads me to believe that that is true.

        According to USADA's rules events 7 years or more ago are not investigable. But their charges include them. Then the accused must submit to an arbitration procedure under the direction of USADA. Not fair.

        It appears that USADA is employing the same, or worse, coercive tactics that are accused against Armstrong.

        Unfortunately we'll never know the truth, and USADA's  (and WADA) incompetence hasn't lessened the use of performance enhancing substances either.

        If the alleged substances were so effective, then why weren't they found? If their levels were too small to measure, what is the mechanism that allows such a huge effect for a negligible amount?

        USADA has no scientific proof for its allegations. It is purely hearsay or bought testimony.

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