The reaction to the news surrounding Lance Armstrong has been mixed. And amongst the pros who have either raced against him – or watched his impressive launch into the sport – it’s the same story. A lot of pros have chosen to remain quiet on the subject, but some of them have shared their views. Here are some of the best:
Chris McCormack (Professional Triathlete)@MaccaNow: Everyone wants to know my take on @lancearmstrong
Nikki Butterfield (Professional Triathlete)@NikButterfield: feel bad for @lancearmstrong. He’s retired from cycling, leave the guy alone. Like everyone should be, test him often & let him race.
Mat Steinmetz (Triathlon Coach)@matsteinmetz: Well, triathlon was just on the Today show
Sarah Haskins (Professional Triathlete)@sarahhaskinstri: Despite the unfortunate events unfolding, I was hoping to watch @lancearmstrong debut in the Ironman in 2 weeks.
Dirk Bockel (Professional Triathlete) @dirkbockel: sad to read the sport news this morning. never ending stories….once again. anyways, off to run the course now
Tyler Butterfield (Professional Triathlete) @TyButterfield: Haha, just catching up on news. All day training! Let the guy be… But keep testing him into Kona, with betters tests!
Luke McKenzie (Professional Triathlete)@lukemckenzie: Soooo in other news… over it
Greg Bennett (Professional Triathlete) @GregBennett1: Hmm Interesting. RT @TriathleteMag: Lance Armstrong banned from triathlon until the resolution of a USADA investigation http://ow.ly/byXca
Greg Bennett @GregBennett1: Numerous responses from my previous tweet “hmm interesting” re: LA. I agree, innocent until proven guilty. But “Interesting” non-the-less.
Bryan Rhodes (Professional Triathlete)@Rhodseylive: I’m swimming & Wow “@TriathleteMag: Lance banned from triathlon competition until resolution of a USADA investigation http://ow.ly/byXca”
Will Clarke (Professional Triathlete)@Theclarke: Just got back from Hooters (friends birthday, don’t ask!) and heard about Lance! What’s going on!? We’ve got a race this year!
Richie Cunningham (Professional Triathlete)@SirRichieC: Interesting development in triathlon. Good read in Washington Post. Will this be enough evidence for some of you????
Gina Crawford (Professional Triathlete) @Gina_Crawford: Never been the biggest LA fan, but I am super bummed I won’t be racing with him in France. Was looking forward to seeing him race an IM.