He has NEVER failed a sample which is very impressive if he did take drugs as he was one of the most tested riders.
So in addition to the fact there is NO confirmed physical evidence against him, they just have some speculated evidence and the word of some other riders (who may have their own agenda - being paid off, trying to get leniency for being caught themselves, just a dislike of Lance, jealousy etc), the latest allegations supposedly stemmed from blood samples taken in 2009 & 2010, after he returned to the sport. This for me really does not add up as, given the only reason he got back into cycling was to promote this cancer charity, would he really have risked it all by doping? I just can't see it.
I'm a real believer that he is clean and was clean after his cancer (before that he may well have dabbled in the odd drug, I don't know) but I acknowledge that it is only my belief and may not be true. Even if he did take drugs, given that he has been an inspiration to so many people, cyclists, general sports enthusiasts, cancer victims, victims of other diseases and many many more, and he has probably saved lives (by inspiring people to get on a bike and to get fit, by giving victims of cancer and other diseases the courage to fight) and he has touched and given hope to so many cancer sufferers (including a friend of mine who recently passed away), surely, even if he did take drugs, there should be a little amount of compensation given to him for all the good he has done. It would surely outweigh and wrongs of taking drugs so in my opinion the USADA and the WADA should leave him alone. His Tour's are history, it's the past it is irrelevant now.
The USADA are a joke (and I quote these lines about them from the web) -
"The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) is a non-profit, private organization not subject to governmental oversight...with no apparent authority or legitimacy"
"US District Court Judge Sam Sparks has stated that the USADA pursues investigations into sports figures '.. acting according to less noble motives'."
"Armstrong is now subject to an investigation by the USADA lacking due process where the USADA refuses to disclose the names of Armstrong's accusers and hides from accountability in federal court. The USADA has insisted that Armstrong participate in an arbitration process created and run exclusively by the USADA"
The USADA think they have jurisdiction over the world cycling body (UCI) as USADA are the ones stripping Lance of the titles, however given the Tour De France is a UCI event, only the UCI should be allowed to strip him of them. The UCI have been supporting Lance in his fight against the USADA. It's typical in this world that any US body believes they have the rule over everyone else and it ****es me right off! IMO it is the responsibility of the USADA to present evidence they find to the sporting governing bodies and governments who should then make the decision about punisments etc.
Also if the USADA are so caught up in looking back in history, maybe they should look at the US LA1984 Olympic team and re-test all the samples they still have..... guarantee there will be many positive samples that passed back in 1984.