Well, unless you've been living in a hole, Lance Armstrong announced last night that he wouldn't fight USADA's charges against him. Here's some quick reactions.
Shane Stokes interviewed Travis Tygart last night.
From Emma O'Reilly: "This is almost like a victory for the small people, throw as much money as you like at a problem but the truth never changes or goes away."
Here's Nightline's report, where they use Tim Herman's own words against him.
From Betsy Andreu: "This is the biggest fraud in the history of sport. For good reason Lance doesn't want this information coming out." She declined my request for a cookie recipe (because she was too busy stuffing her face with bonbons).
Frankie Andreu: "Lance fights everything so I'm surprised he chose not to fight the charges. His press release sounds like a broken record repeating the same lines we have already heard hundreds of times from him. Usada has shown some true grit by not backing down from a popular and wealthy athlete - showing that clean sport is a right for every athlete. If Lance really wants to help his foundation and help people with cancer, he should admit to the past, apologize and move forward with a clear conscience."
Google translation of a French interview with Betsy. Lots of 'balls' and a great final paragraph.
A great summary on the Inner Ring Blog.
Bonnie Ford and TJ Quinn of ESPN discuss.
James Startt: "I have know Betsy and Frankie for years. They are good people. They don't lie."
"There can be no other interpretation. To refuse the charges can only leave the interpretation that he is a cheat." John Fahey of WADA.
Here's a massive compilation of charges against Armstrong over the years on Cyclingnews.
Matt Seaton's editorial.
Official USADA release.
Here's Mike Anderson's 'statement'
More to come throughout the day.
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