Reality: No way dude. Eddy Merckx or Coppi.
LA fan. Who? you're crazy!
Facts: Merckx! Cycling was around before 1999. Merckx won 525 races and won the Giro D' Italia and Tour de France five times. Lance only talked about racing the Giro. Never even showed and has never ridden in most of the Classics like Paris-Roubaix which Merckx won three times. Also never attempted the Hour Record as he hinted on for years. A record for which Merckx is the standard.
LA fan: But Lance won the Tour De Georgia.
1. "We are completely innocent. We run a very clean and professional team that has been singled out due to our success"
2. "The simple truth is that we outwork everyone. But when you perform at a higher level in a race, you get questions about doping."
Major League Baseball player Ryan Braun, before finally admitting to "making mistakes" took it to a new level with some of his quotes:
1. "When you know you're innocent of something, it's extremely difficult to have to prove it when you're in a process where you're 100 percent guilty until proven innocent."
2. "I have always taken tremendous pride in my image and my reputation and being a role model and handling myself the right way and doing things the right way."