Beating back cancer and going on to be a world class cyclist (possibly the most grueling sport in the world) is a big deal. Beating back cancer and winning a Tour de France is a huge. Beating back cancer and going on to win SIX Tours is just ridiculous.
I don’t think that very many athletes really deserve to be called “inspiring” or held up as heros. Lance Armstrong is inspiring.
Way to go, Lance. When I read about you, I realize how lame my own BS excuses are for not getting things done. Thanks for the kick in the ass, and eff the naysayers.