Here’s an update to the item about Lance Armstrong posted earlier today: Folks in Armstrong’s hometown, Austin, Texas, are beginning to doubt his adamant insistence that he never doped during his stellar bicycle racing career, according to a report by NPR.
“Most of the email and response I’ve received has been very negative toward Lance Armstrong,” Bohls said, “and I wonder if some of the tide may have turned against him.”
And there’s this about Austin’s favorite son from Steve Godfrey, a 39-year-old cyclist from Louisiana, who stopped to chat with Burnett:
“I would just say it’s a difficult situation; he’s become such an iconic hero to so many people. It’s almost like a 21st century Shakespearean tragedy maybe in a way.”
Burnett’s story, headlined “Et Tu, Austin? Locals Start To Doubt Lance Armstrong,” was prepared for NPR’s “All Things Considered” program for broadcast Friday afternoon.