Cyclist says Armstrong made right decision
While people in the cycling world say they are sad to see Lance Armstrong step down as chair of his foundation in light of the doping scandal, they also think it was the right decision.
Avid cyclist Gene Piccoli rode with Armstrong in Montreal in 2008. He says for him there has always been two sides of Lance Armstrong. There's the professional cyclist and the person who has done so much for cancer.
"Nobody is shocked, but it is always sad to see that we have these sort of witch hunts and go after someone and knock them down," he says.
Although, he thinks Livestrong might take a small hit in the short term, he is confident the charity has built a strong enough following to continue on without its founder.
"I'm sure that having built Livestrong to the extent that he has built it, I don't think that's something that's going to go away, or be forgotten."
And Piccoli, who also sits on the executive of the Beaconsfield Cycling Club says Armstrong made the right decision to step down.
"I think that right now it's a very hot topic, and the smartest thing is just to quietly step down."
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