Alidar Jarok wrote:
I think it's probable he cheated, but it's certainly possible that he came back from surviving cancer motivated to win (actually, even if he did cheat, he still came back from cancer motivated to win. I suspect there were plenty of cheaters in this time period who didn't have cancer and failed to win). So it probably doesn't say much.
Jon Vaughters, a guy who would know, recently answered the question: "is it possible to say at least if USPS was doping during the domination they were at least on a level playing field?" with "I could not go along with that theory. No."
I think that's all that needs to be said about this.
The idea that Armstrong trained harder or better than anyone else is ridiculous. Cycling is an old sport, there's no revolutionary sports science there.