He was once on top of the world, but now many are describing Lance Armstrong's career as a tragic fall from grace. Paul Jensen is the President of the Evansville Bicycle Club. He says, in 2005, he saw Armstrong compete at the Tour de France.
"We were within 30 feet of him as he won the only race that he did in that whole thing was individual time trial the day before they went on the Champs-Elysees and it was absolutely thrilling, I mean, you can't take that away and the feelings that we had being proud Americans in France," Paul Jensen said.
Jensen says he wasn't surprised that Armstrong used performance enhancing drugs during his cycling career. He says the famous athlete should have obeyed the rules of the sport.
"Oh yes, he was outside the lines. But the only reason we're investigating him is because he was so good. Otherwise, we wouldn't care. We don't care who comes in 2nd or 3rd. Were not going to do that much investigation," Jensen said.
At Breck's Bicycle Shop in Evansville, cyclists are still buying Lance Armstrong energy snacks.
"People ask, are people going to keep buying these waffles because he's associated with them, and really we had a guy come in last week and buy three cases," Mike Wheatley said.
Many in the bicycle community believe Armstrong was wrong for what he did.
"I think he's a world class athlete no matter what he's done. If he in fact did use substances and everybody else did, he still beat them," Wheatley said.
Even though his cycling career is over, supporters say Armstrong will be remembered by what he accomplished out on the road.
Armstrong may be in talks to pay back some of the millions in endorsement money the U.S. Postal Service gave to sponsor his team.