Lance Armstrong Stripped of Participation Trophy After Passing VP Pence on Bike Path

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This is what in modern parlance is known as a “self-own.” Lance Armstrong — the most disgraced man in the history of a sport that’s had an overwhelming share of disgrace — took to Twitter to brag about his first accomplishment on a bike since being stripped of pretty much every trophy he ever won:




The reaction wasn’t all favorable. Sure, the rabid Trump haters thought it precious and awesome, but the reality-dwellers saw it differently.

Before we get any further, I just want to mention that I passed not one, but two men who were older than I am and riding recumbent bikes during my 20-mile ride this morning. I take my victories where I can get them.

Here are a few screenshots of some of my favorite responses.

Don’t sell yourself short, he may not have really even beaten Pence by that much.

I don’t want to make excuses for Armstrong, but this should be taken into consideration:

Cheating is something little kids do too:

Bonus points there for “Pence out on his hybrid in dockers.”


There are a zillion of these out there. Armstrong later tweeted that it was a joke.

You go with that, Sparky.


Stephen Kruiser is the author ofDon’t Let the Hippies ShowerandStraight Outta Feelings: Political Zen in the Age of Outrage,” both of which address serious subjects in a humorous way. Monday through Friday he edits PJ Media’s “Morning Briefing.”


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