Allow Lance Armstrong to compete in triathlons
  • Petitioned Andrew Messick

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Andrew Messick

Allow Lance Armstrong to compete in triathlons

    1. Daniel Potter
    2. Petition by

      Daniel Potter

      Atlanta, GA

Sign this petition to reverse the World Triathlon Corporation's 'guilty until proven innocent' policy that has illegitimately barred Lance Armstrong from competing in triathlons

After finishing his cycling career in 2010, Lance Armstrong launched his pro triathlon career this year, and has had great success, recently winning two Half Ironman races in two weeks. Already people are noticing. More people are watching the sport, and as a result, more people will get into triathlon. He's poised to revolutionize triathlon the way he did cycling.

But the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) just charged Lance with having doped while competing in the Tour de France from 1998 - 2005. Charges like this are nothing new. In the last decade, Lance has faced incredible scrutiny and over 500 drug tests. He's passed every one, and all charges prior to USADA's have been found false.

However, the WTC rules state that triathletes can't compete while they are under an open investigation. This 'guilty until proven innocent' policy could remove Lance from competing at WTC-owned triathlons for years, robbing the sport of one of the most exciting people to come along in its history. The USADA is insidiously using this loophole to halt Lance's triathlon career with charges that have nothing to do with his triathlon performances. All the while, the WTC is standing by, allowing this political power move by the USADA to go unhindered. Don't let this happen! Sign the petition to get the WTC to protect professional triathletes, like Lance Armstrong, by changing its rules so that baseless allegations don't penalize pro athletes who are competing fairly in the sport of triathlon.

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    • Dave Simpson SHERWOOD PARK, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      Over 500 test done at all hours of the day either after a race or while on vacation.

      Or in the early hours of the morning without any notice by the most modern test on the planet never failing to pass. Riding most of the stages in all weather not only once but sometimes up to four or five when other riders could not put the effort in. Even donating $100,000 to the cycling federation to help fight doping during the races. And you take the word of floyd landis and Tyler Hamilton and possible other discraced riders who were banned but were giving reduced sentences to save their sorry butts is nothing short of disgusting. Even the Feds looked into the allegations and found no grounds to pursue the matter any further. But a witch hunt is what it is lance can only say what he has said all his career he is clean. One thing to ponder do you think a person of his character who has gone through all the treatments to fight the cancer would put stuff in his body to harm himself.

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    • Sean Mabin AUBURN, WA
      • about 2 years ago

      I though in America we were innocent until proven guilty? the only thing the USADA testimony from frauds, a.k.a. Tyler Hamilton and Floyd Landis

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    • Marla Canales LANCASTER, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      It's a travesty for this amazing American Hero....I have already contacted my U.S. Senator and U.S. Congress Person to call this government agency on the carpet to PROVE...FREAKIN PROVE their unsubstatiated allogations....Lance is a Texan.... Don't Mess With Texan's....

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    • Sherry Farrell ROCHESTER HILLS, MI
      • about 2 years ago

      Mr. Armstrong is being targeted by the federal government, and the government is overstepping it's bounds. the government is supposed to be for the people, by the people. The people are speaking!

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    • Menno Schipper THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS
      • about 2 years ago

      Stop the hunt! Lance Armstrong is one of the best! Better close the USADA and use the time and money for something usefull! Peace!

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