Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on Lance Armstrong and his very public fall from grace. The latest to comment is 2012 Tour de France winner, Bradley Wiggins. BBC Sport quotes Wiggins thus:
Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins believes Lance Armstrong may never confess to doping because he is "stubborn" and has "too much to lose".Wiggins said Armstrong should come clean to prevent further damage to cycling's tarnished image.
Armstrong has been stripped of seven Tour de France titles and banned for life for doping offences.
Wiggins said: "You realise as you grow up that Father Christmas doesn't exist. That was always the case with Lance."
Wiggins describes the unravelling of the carefully crafted Lance Armstrong myth perfectly. It IS like finding out that there's no Father Christmas. All the little lies and half-truths have been laid bare, now that the full extent of Armstrong's dirty deeds has seen the light of day courtesy of the USADA investigation.
And Bradley Wiggins has a personal interest in this, as does pretty much every professional cyclist. Cycling is under the microscope at the moment, and there will be furtive glances at Wiggins and everyone else in the peleton as people wonder if they are the next LA. Doping, and the UCI's seeming tolerance of it has blighted a fantastic sport, and its reputation will take time to be restored.