Winning without honour

By Paul Thomas In Sport

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As he contemplates his ruin and an OJ Simpson-style future of trying to make a living from notoriety, Lance Armstrong has the consolation of knowing there is one accolade he thoroughly deserves, one distinction of which he can never be stripped. Sportsmen and women have generated enough autobiographies to fill a library. Many reveal little beyond the scale of the subject’s self-regard and the limitations of their minds. Very few are as compelling as Armstrong’s story of winning the Tour de France after overcoming advanced testicular cancer. And as columnist Joe Bennett pointed ...

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