Former Tour de France Winner’s Bad Day

by editors on October 17, 2012

Lance DidntOh, did you hear the one about the famous cyclist who stepped down from his cancer foundation and got cut by his major sponsor all in the same day? Our favorite was the brevity of the press release. Here it is in full:

Due to the seemingly insurmountable evidence that Lance Armstrong participated in doping and misled Nike for more than a decade, it is with great sadness that we have terminated our contract with him. Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in any manner. . . Nike plans to continue support of the Livestrong initiatives created to unite, inspire and empower people affected by cancer.

And he still says he did nothing to deserve any of this. We do however, agree with Deadspin’s Drew Magary when he says, “Hey, Phil Knight. We now have insurmountable evidence that you’re a dipshit.”

In other news:
Radioshack, Anheuser-Busch, Giro, and Trek Drop Armstrong

[Links: VeloNews and Nike]

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