Pat McQuaid, the former president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) stated in an interview that Lance Armstrong was treated harshly. As you probably know, Armstrong was stripped of his 7 Tour de France wins and banned from competitive cycling for life. He was also banned by the USADA from competition, applicable to all sports which follow the World Anti-Doping Agency code. McQuaid said in the interview that Lance was made a scapegoat as there was a witch hunt for him. Things would be different if others were treated the same, but Lance was treated differently from other cyclists who were also doping. McQuaid went on to say that the USADA just wanted a big name, and they used smaller riders to get information they needed on the big guys, in this case Lance. Although many doped, Lance's punishment far outweighed any one else's punishment. I agree with McQuaid that they should all be treated equally (or at least on a relatively equal playing field).