Lance did nothing the others werent doing.
The problem is that he has held himself up as the poster boy for miraculous turnarounds....beat cancer and won the TdF....established a charity swollen with hundreds of millions of dollars in it's coffers....friend of politicians....chat show celebrity....best selling autobiography etc etc....its quite a fall from grace and its why we are all still fascinated by it.
Read Paul Kimmage's account of his brief career in professional cycling, he was very much the odd man out in the teams he rode for in that he didnt dope....it was a different era and stimulants were the name of the game back then the mindset is the same.
Read Willy Voet's book about how team managers and soignuers were complicit in the doping of the riders.
Read Millar's book....again he was the odd man out for not doping.
Read Tyler Hamilton's book, those who chose not to use PEDs achieved virtually nothing in the sport....in that era the choice was simple, take PEDs and have a chance of a career or opt out and struggle to make a living.
The drug problem in cycling was present before LA became a dominant figure.
The Festina affair highlighted how involved the teams were....slush funds for PEDs, refrigerators in team cars for EPO etc etc....
The deaths of young european cyclists in the early 90s before the dangers of EPO were fully understood.
The virtual admission by Dr Ferrari in 1994 when his Gewiss team took a clean sweep of the Fleche-Wallone race...."EPO is not dangerous, its the abuse that is"....
Look at the arse kicking LA and his team got when they first came to europe, they were nowhere....they were not up to speed with doping practices and were annihilated, it took the hiring of Ferrari before they started to see results.
Ferrari, Fuentes etc had client lists as long as your arm....plenty were doping and on a massive scale pre the LA era.
Perhaps the men who really ruined cycling for the innocent are DRs Conconi and Ferrari who researched and virtually state sponsored the doping of Italian cyclist in the late 80s and early 90s.
People who should know these things say that Riis had a heamatocrit reading of 60%+ when he won the TdF in 1996....that is outrageous and yet he keeps his title!....when there are blatant double standards applied like this its not hard to see why LA feels hard done by.
There is a certain amount happening which backs up his claims that he is being used as a scapegoat.
The current trend of cyclists retiring and then giving a tearful confession to previous doping makes me want to puke.....if they do that then take all their titles away too.
The sport was a doping free for all for the best part of 20 years and it is ridiculous to blame one man for that.