Ben, they would have been dropped from anybody's team if without using sports medicine they were unable to tow the mark. Don't blame Lance, blame the system he and the rest had to operate within.
Lance was the greatest victim of all of that system. If everybody had raced without using them then he could have dominated the sport without using them too. By forcing him to play ball the only way one could and still be part of the big show was a terrible misfortune that befell him because of the time of life in the history of the sport that he happened to come along.
A little more sympathy and a lot less hate would be good for everyone's soul around here.
I sure like the way these anti-Lance threads keep popping up. It gives us non-haters some opportunity to express truths that we'd never be so thoughtless to bring up on our own considering had fu*king tedious this topic has become. By now you have to be a real ashhole to introduce another LA thread.