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Lance Armstrong, a million questions

Updated: August 27, 2012, 2:32 PM ET
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Lance Armstrong is the greatest bicycle racer who ever lived. The question in front of us is how that came to be. Is it possible to win clean in the dirtiest sport on earth?

If our heroes and our mythic villains are the mirrors in which we find ourselves, Armstrong is the funhouse reflection of our craven genius, our selfish courage, our magnificent weakness. Lance Armstrong is an object lesson, but in what?

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