Last night, Canada’s two-time Olympic medalist, Simon Whitfield, got into a compelling Twitter discussion with 7-time Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong, and his comments towards draft legal triathlon racing.
In an article, he described draft legal racing as “shampoo, blow dry &10k run.”
Whitfield read those comments and started a discussion on his Facebook page and he managed to hook up with Armstrong on Twitter for a great discussion.
Check out the meat of the Twitter debate below:
Disappointed 2read @lancearmstrong comments that those of us working so hard towards our Olympic Tri dreams are participating in ‘a joke’.
@simonwhitfield excuse me? when did i say it was a joke? is a draft legal tri “the race of truth”? NO. i certainly never called it a joke.
@lancearmstrong I interpret “shampoo, blow dry &10k run” as ‘joke’, we work bloody hard & we love our sport, a sport you helped build.
@simonwhitfield ok, well, sorry you took it that way. not bagging you or your peers. just feel as if drafting ought NEVER be allowed.
Dear @simonwhitfield. We’re gonna have to ‘agree to disagree’ on this one which is cool by me. Oly dist races have changed over the years ..
which i clearly missed and i haven’t spent the time understanding the “whys”. Will now.
yes, agreed2disagree @lancearmstrong we love our sport, all aspects & young athletes need to appreciate its history. Best of luck in Hawaii.
Check out the links to their Twitter accounts to see the full discussion.