there's nothing to say the person who came in second wasn't doping.
Considering the pervasiveness of doping in the sport what would make you think the person who came in second wasn't doping? It's much more likely that person was able to come in second because he was doping.
I'm pretty sure that was what one could ascertain from my post. To whom will the tour du france win(s) go to? and will the probers into races from long ago, go so deep and so far to prove that cyclist was doping, too? how about ALL finishers in all major races over the decadeof doping? there will be no cyclist left.
jerk or not, the whole thing was a sham against him, and the US. nobody outside of the US roots for an american to win cycling events.
the most important hurdle he accomplished was beating cancer. and they can't take that away...or could they?