He was the best of the cheaters(all the top guys were cheating) and raised millions for cancer research.
Livestrong does not fund cancer research.
And yes he was the best of the cheaters - that doesn't mean squat. It doesn't mean that they were all coming from an equal base, or that he would have done as well if no one was doping. "Everyone else was doing it" is not an excuse and certainly does not mean that he, and other dopers, didn't cheat others. Read Nicole Cooke's retirement announcement from earlier today and then try to argue that because "everyone" was doing it he wasn't that bad: Nicole Cooke's retirement statement in full | Sport | guardian.co.uk
"I have been robbed by drug cheats, but I am fortunate, I am here before you with more in my basket than the 12 year old dreamed of. But for many genuine people out there who do ride clean; people with morals, many of these people have had to leave the sport with nothing after a lifetime of hard work — some going through horrific financial turmoil. When Lance "cries" on Oprah later this week and she passes him a tissue, spare a thought for all of those genuine people who walked away with no reward – just shattered dreams. Each one of them is worth a thousand Lances."
this really means nothing to me, does no good for anyone or anything, and i could'nt care less; all this does is make a bunch of whiny athletes that could'nt compete feel better; i guarantee he has done a lot more good for nameless faceless people than anyone of you could ever dream of.. i wish all the cheaters, frauds, and douche bags that run this country would come clean. why isn't anyone going after them with the same reverence for clearing the air and bringing the truth to light?