I've been in denial about this for a few years but with Hincapie's testimony it is now impossible to ignore that these allegations are almost certainly true.
This really makes me sad. I grew up bike racing through my teens and then again in my early 30s but have been a lifelong fan of the Giro, Tour, Vuelta, and the odd American stage race ever since. Lance's story struck me (and most everyone) in peculiar ways.
I actually don't care all that much about his using EPO (everyone did so in those days, and he would certainly have had to in 1997-98 for obvious reasons while he was on hiatus)...in fact, I'm not even sure that off-label use of EPO was banned in cycling back in 1999, but it doesn't matter, his reputation has been stained and the sport has been turned into a laughing stock circus once again (like when the whole Festina team got arrested in the 90s for a whole van full of refrigerated blood).
A dark day for cycling. But Tyler Hamilton (who has nothing left to lose) may have forced the issue in ways that the Ivan Basso and Floyd Landis positive tests could not.