Interesting perspective on Lance's situation. Also interesting connection, wasn't this the guy who trained Bob for the last tour? The paddle board to Belle Island expedition companion?
Always wondered Sheryl's take on this since she was so committed to Lance at one time. Bob's a mutual friend, followed the Tour de France, etc.
Hmmmm. Sure hope Bob's training focused on physical training and good nutrition, and didn't venture into anything else in effort to keep up with a brutal tour schedule. Laird seems to be very "open" to a lot of possibilities that are not good for you.....
If Lance Armstrong Cheated
Surfing legend Laird Hamilton thinks it's BS that Lance Armstrong got stripped of his Tour de France titles, but not because he thinks doping is wrong ... but because everyone was doing it.
Hamilton took the unusual position when our our photog bumped into him yesterday in Malibu ... saying he believes that if everyone is cheating in a sport, then it's "still an even playing field, it's still the best guy wins."
Hamilton also said he thinks the public coming down on athletes who are found to be cheating isn't right, saying, "I think it's a little bit of hypocrisy that we think these athletes are sterile people that are eating dry toast and then they're performing at these high levels. Rocket ships need rocket fuel to go to space. Athletes need the fuel they need to do what they need to do and let's be realistic about that."
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency hit Armstrong with a lifetime ban yesterday and stripped him of his seven Tour de France titles after concluding he used performance-enhancing drugs. Armstrong maintains his innocence.
Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/08/25/lance-armstrong-doping-laird-hamilton-video/#ixzz24bSbxQTA