The Armstrong Legacy
Can the Armstrong legacy take another hit and will cycling in America be able to survive?
Astana, which had many of us going to Google to see what an "Astana" was. But then RadioShack took over and we were happy once again! Those jingoistic times are over my friends.
Title sponsors come and go. It's best we just accept that team sponsors are not motivated by nationalist pride, but what or who is going to get them the most exposure. If the grand jury comes down on Armstrong and if (and that's a big if) any charges are brought against him expect to see American based sponsors running for the hills. Cycling isn't that big that charges of blood doping and fraud can be overlooked. But Armstrong's legacy is too strongly tied to one event and to one charity. If it takes a direct hit such as criminal charges, the Texan can expect it to all go away. I'm hoping that cycling here in the States can withstand that blow. Honestly, I'm not sure it will.