Keeping up with our theme for this week, here's another cycling news for everyone.
Lance Armstrong and his team has new sponsor come next season. As the contract with the United States Postal Service expires at the end of this year, expect to see the blue train wearing the colors of the Discovery Channel till 2007. They will be called the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling team.
It seems the book, "LA Confidential: The Secrets of Lance Armstrong" is causing a lot of uproar in the cycling community. I've been reading several articles about it. There's this one that I particularly like. It's written by Scott Sunderland:
I honestly can't work out what benefit writing a book like this about Lance Armstrong will achieve - except make the writers a shitload of money, what's the point?
I hope that the readers of Cyclingnews don't buy his book because I have the feeling it's all about money, the timing picked to publish it says enough don't you think? Cycling has been at the brunt of too many scandals - while other sports are getting away with a lot worse. I agree, some of them have deserved to come out, but most have been sensational.
Too many people are hanging on Lance Armstrong, he is such an inspiration to so many people, in and outside the sport. We need guys like Lance; really, people need to stop "killing" their heroes!