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Triathlon Community Reacts To Lance Armstrong News

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Jun 14, 2012
Photo: Kurt Hoy

While several of the sport’s top stars have chosen to remain silent on the Lance Armstrong topic, a few expressed their opinions on Twitter. Below is a sampling of what some of the triathlon community has to say about the news that Lance Armstrong will be ineligible to compete in triathlons due to a new doping investigation from the USADA. What do you think? Head over to our Triathlete.com poll to share your thoughts.

Chris McCormack (Professional Triathlete)
@MaccaNow

Everyone wants to know my take on @lancearmstrong<https://twitter.com/#%21/lancearmstrong>. Being banned for being “investigated” seems unfair to me. Let him race!!! Ban if guilty!

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!

First Off The Bike (Triathlon Media)
@
firstoffthebike

Someone explain the guilty until proven innocent process? How is it @lancearmstrong gets benched on conjecture?

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???? http://www.washingtonpost.com/lance-armstrong-faces-fresh-doping-charges-from-usada/2012/06/13/gJQAefnPaV_story.html

Josh Cox (Elite Runner)
@JoshCox

USADA is bringing doping charges against @lancearmstrong: http://wapo.st/LUsMZY His response: http://bit.ly/MNH6X7 Thoughts?

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.

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