Dallas,TX - In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, scheduled to air in two parts on her OWN network starting tomorrow, Lance Armstrong continues his fall from grace by admitting to doping. The cycling community in Texas, his home base, have known for years how cutthroat Lance can be when he feels the need to defend himself. Armstrong has used his unprecedented feats of physical power to fuel his LiveStrong foundation which is based in the Austin area. There is no question that LiveStrong has done more than enough good for the fight against cancer with funding, research, and hope. Once the Cycling Federation decided to strip Lance of all records, titles, and ban him for life from cycling the foundation took a huge hit in donations while he continued to scream "innocent" from every media mountain top.
Now he is asking for your forgiveness for lying. Forgiveness for making
a mockery of his Tour de France domination with mythical like cycling through the toughest stages of any competition. Forgiveness for taking his own teammates and staff members to court in vicious lawsuits based on them telling truth and him protecting a lie. Forgiveness for being a beacon of hope for cancer survivors and families of cancer victims.
Ernesto Marcano, cancer survivor, says it was Lance Armstrong's story that encouraged him to use cycling as a form of exercise during his fight. "I have to seperate the two parts of him. You have the athlete, whom I think is despicable for cheating, and the cancer survivor whom I am thankful for bringing so much attention to cancer and funding for me and others like me to have a chance."
The answer to the question "Is Lance Armstrong a Hero or Hypocrite?" really depends on what side of the coin your on. It depends on what he meant to you before he admitted to cheating.