I rolled into Castlebar Cycle Store for some air (still not on Eagle) and got a laugh at the book that now sits below mine. Brian Cawley, the store owner added, "I love EPO" and "It's not about the drugs" to the front cover of Lance Armstrong's book that now looks all so sadly fraudulent. Since Brian's shop is pretty much race central in this town of 10,000 people, if not all of County Mayo, Lance's demise comes as no surprise to a lot of his customers.
In addition, in a country that takes its bike racing very seriously, a lot of people here figured in on the Lance Armstrong drama:
Pat McQuaid is the director of the UCI who Greg Lemond has asked to step down
Emma O'Reilly was Lance's masseuse who remained steadfast in her reports of his drug use
David Walsh was the investigative reporter who did not give up fleshing out Lance, even after Lance almost succeeded in making the word ignore the book he wrote called,
Paul Kimmage is another journalist who, at the time of this writing, is being sued by the UCI for his accusing the organization of turning a blind eye to Lance. Of note, Lance very publicly accused Kimmage of not being "worth the chair you are sitting on," when the reporter pressed him on his position on drug offenders.