Great Commentary on Lance Armstrong’s PR Status

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Today sees the Dauphiné head to Les Gets and a large section of today’s stage borrows the same roads as last year’s eighth stage of the Tour de France that finished in Avoriaz, won by Andy Schleck.

On Sunday 11 July 2010 the bunch was speeding to the first proper climb of the race, the Col de Ramaz and on a downhill section during the approach there was a roundabout, a small junction to control the traffic to a nearby supermarket and the kind of thing you find all over France. But it was on a fast piece of road and the passage of traffic arriving fast at the roundabout and braking hard had rippled the tarmac a touch, itself softened by the summer heat. Most riders got through but the skittish surface claimed one victim: Lance Armstrong. Up until then everything was going to plan, Armstrong had finished second in the Tour de Suisse and took fourth in the Tour’s prologue.

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From Joe Lindsey –

It’s been noted elsewhere, but the Facts4Lance website is no longer up. A member of Armstrong’s legal team told Cyclingnews reporter Daniel Benson that there was “no need” for the site anymore.

Mark Fabiani, Armstrong’s spokesman, went so far as to say that with the 60 Minutes expose “completely debunked by subsequent revelations,” there was no need for a CBS-focused site.

The quote is the latest pearl from Fabiani, but the schtick is wearing thin. For one, if Fabiani enumerated what were those specific revelations, CN didn’t mention them. More to the point, CBS’ response to Armstrong’s demand for an apology thoroughly demolished the Armstrong complaint.

Armstrong now has at least six attorneys working for him handling matters relating to the federal investigation into possible doping on the U.S. Postal Service team.

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