AUSTIN — Those who use Austin’s Lance Armstrong Bikeway said Wednesday that the city shouldn’t rename the bikeway in light of Nike and several other sponsors dropping their contracts with the cyclist.
Last week, a report from the American Anti-Doping Agency listed 11 of Armstrong’s former teammates who all claim that Armstrong not only doped, but also forced them to.
On Wednesday Lance Armstrong stepped down as head of the Livestrong Foundation which he founded to help cancer survivors. He stated he didn’t want his trials and tribulations to take away from the goal of the organization.
Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell said through a spokesperson that he has no intentions of renaming the Armstrong bikeway and went on to say that Armstrong is a local hero who survived cancer and he would ride bikes with him any day.
Most riders and pedestrians on the Armstrong bikeway echoed the mayor’s sentiments saying the good that Armstrong has accomplished far outweighs any bad he may or may not have done.