NYT So do you think he's guilty or not? A couple of months ago, I read an article that stated average cycling times during the TdF have dropped in the last few years, presumable because fewer riders are doping. Lance has a remarkable and a very marketable story but he's never impressed me as being a great rider, much less a team player. He's arrogant, autocratic and was fixated on the TdF. It's a shame that so many Americans hold him in such high esteem when he was a liar and cheater all along.