Lance Armstrong, cylcing's combination of Brett Favre, Barry Bonds and Cal Ripken, is in third place after the ninth stage of the Tour de France, just 8 seconds behind the leader. You'll remember that Armstrong retired over 3 years ago amidst accusations that he was taking performance-enhancing drugs. What if he wins the race? He's already the only person to win it six or seven times; and at 37 he would become the oldest winner ever.
What would a victory do to the accusations of drug use? Does it confirm the accusations because only someone one drugs could win this race eight times, and at the age of 37? Or does it vindicate him because he couldn't possibly be using something given the scrutiny?