Thursday, October 11, 2012

Press Release -- Team XXL Responds to the USADA Report on Lance Armstrong

In light of the recent U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Report on Lance Armstrong, today, Team XXL accepts full responsibility for drinking and having too much fun in the past, present, and future cycling events. Many of us have been sober since last night. "We hope that our admission will help make people drink bikes and ride beers even more,” wrote one Team member. "What people don’t realize—what I didn’t realize until after I was already on the team—was that drinking was organized and everywhere on Team XXL. Drinking wasn’t the exception, it was the norm. And it's freakin' awesome!"

“Beer or tequila, in our mind the choice was “do it or go home,” wrote another Team member. “For me that was not a choice. Team XXL was something I worked very little for I was not willing to throw that all away."

"Our admission is part of a bigger plan that would make positive changes. Thanks to micro-brews and a shift in the culture of the sport, the Wakefield parking lot has been way fun for a number of years. The new generation of riders is not faced with the bland tasteless beers we were years ago. And, by taking responsibility for making team coozies, our generation will also make sure that luke warm PLBs are a thing of the past."

"We have also made great strides in our testing program. Team XXL was recently rated 100% fully kickass by the U. S. Department of Wicked Sh-t (USDWS) and we are very proud of that."

"To our friends, family, and fans: we deeply regret nothing and refuse to apologize to anyone."