I was a father to the needy, And I investigated the case which I did not know. I broke the jaws of the wicked And snatched the prey from his teeth. - Job 29:16, 17
So now, twenty years later, Lance Armstrong has admitted it. But with him, "sorry" does not seem to be the hardest word—dispassionate doesn't begin to describe his performance.
Yet by some strange logic Armstrong's admission has given comfort to Hein Verbruggen, the man who ran the International Cycling Union's filthiest years, 1991-2005. Now named ICU's honorary president, Verbruggen responded to Armstrong's admissions: "(It is) good that Lance Armstrong finally admitted to doping... (At the ICU) there was no cover-up."
If anyone still needed to to be told, Armstrong's admission put the final nail in the coffin of those faithful ones still holding the flame for professional cycling's honor the past twenty years. Armstrong said as he saw it, even with doping he competed on a level playing field and had no unfair advantage.
Think about it: this precise admission is what emboldens the man who presided over such systemic cheating and deception to issue a press release saying he's now vindicated. Boggles the mind.
He held the final position of authority...