Get real

by Lorenzo Piccoli

Media are going nuts for the report that proves that Lance Armstrong implemented “the most sophisticated doping program in recent sports history”. Italian journalists now call Armstrong the single biggest liar in the history of sport.

I was a baby when Lance Armstrong won his first Tour de France in 1999. I knew straight away he was using doping. It did not take a genius. This guy was going twice as fast as the other riders. In seven years at the Tour de France he never had a single crisis. Anyone who rode a road bike in his life knows this is not human. Everybody in the world of professional cycling must have known, or at least suspected since the very beginning that this guy from Texas was as doped as a horse could possibly be.

And you even pretend to look shocked now? Get real and shut up. If there was a time to speak, it was 13 years ago. By then, very few journalists dared attacking the winning horse. It is too easy doing now when the horse is bleeding.