The seven-time Tour de France champion gave an interview to The Times in which he defended his actions with this.
"The sport fostered that culture. You had a substance, EPO, that was so efficient and if they have an equivalent tomorrow that is undetectable, everyone would be on it."
True? Well if history is any guide maybe so. While there can be no question the sport has changed for the better, that result probably has more to do with policing than culture.
If Armstrong stands for anything in the sport today, it's as a reminder that the ghosts of the past are never very far away.