Lance's Doping Admission Hardly a Shocker

Lance's Doping Admission Hardly a Shocker

Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France, according to the Associated Press.

Excluding the most devout Lance believers, this isn't exactly a revelation.

Dozens of former teammates, support staff and competitors already have detailed Armstrong's use. The United States Anti-Doping Agency released a 1,000-page report that was staggering in its detail proving it. There have been books and investigative reports and on-the-record accusations. Armstrong has been stripped of his titles, dumped by most of his sponsors and banned from competition.

And, of course, there is the fact that he competed in a sport overwhelmed by PED use, making his years of asserting his purity all the more ridiculous. That would mean the clean rider beat all the dirty ones. The drugs, after all, are called "performance enhancing" for a reason.

We'll see what Lance does and doesn't cop to and who he does and doesn't apologize to when his sit-down with Oprah is televised, but here's the thing: Lance Armstrong doesn't really owe much to most of us.

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