Love him or hate him, Lance Armstrong had finally met his match.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Friday that it has filed doping charges against champion cyclist Lance Armstrong.
This month, the agency announced that it was opening proceedings against Armstrong and five former teammates.
“USADA can confirm that the independent three person Anti-Doping Review Board (ADRB) has conducted a full evaluation and has made a unanimous recommendation to move forward with the adjudication process in accordance with the rules,” it said in a statement.
I’ve thought about this a lot and reached the following conclusion: Armstrong passed all of his drug tests. Full stop. Case closed. If he was doping, that’s for the fans to speculate about, but he faced the testing procedures and passed. This, on the other hand, appears to be double jeopardy and unfair. I hope the USADA fails to get him, but I’m afraid they’ll succeed. Ironically, most of the second place winners of Lance’s Tour de France victories have previously been caught doping and banished from cycling in disgrace. They’ll be elevated to first place — the coveted yellow jersey — if the USADA wins this thing. Weird and seriously wrong.