PlanB, when Lance was an up and coming Jr he was nicknamed "WonderBoy". When Lance became a Pro the term "Lance Effect" came into being. There were very good reasons for those terms. Very true at those times.
The future is anybodies guess. But I imagine Future Sport to be much more sympathetic to the Health of the Jock. Health Enhancements - the future equivalent of the past and now banned "Iron Shot" will become more acceptable.
Who is in better shape at the age of 50? Athletes who "rode on water alone" or athletes who used illegal drugs/procedures to recover more effectively? Are dead and aging former NFL players healthier than when the future crop of players become dead and old?
Lance may be looked back on as the turning point in the anti-doping crusade. A crusade that took a heavy toll. Will the 2013 TdF and the 2013 Giro and 2013 Vuelta be the healthiest Tours in a long time?