Nobody will ever be able to take away what Lance Armstrong did in defeating cancer and then raising money and awareness to try to find a cure. Everything else, however, is just about gone for Armstrong.
Armstrong's fame and the awareness he raised were always rooted in the success he found on a bicycle. So, when Armstrong decided to drop his fight against doping allegations — losing his Tour de France titles in the process — he also lost much of the good will he had built up.
It's still a nice story to see a man overcome cancer, but Armstrong's story will never again be the one sports fans want it to be.