Greece, N.Y. - Considered one of the great athletes of cycling, Lance Armstrong made an impact on Rochester's cycling community.
At the Bike Zone in Greece, a jersey signed by Armstrong hangs in a frame on the wall.
"I thought he was great, just like every other cyclists," Bike Zone manager Chris Vandusen said.
But that pride quickly turned to shame for Vandusen.
"It's really disappointing, being a cancer survivor myself, I had really looked up to him and what he's done as far as the Livestrong foundation," Vandusen said.
The Livestrong merchandise that Armstrong represented that once crowded store shelves, can only be found on two helmets.
"I think it's disappointing for our sport as a whole, cyclist Todd Scheske said.
Scheske is a long time cyclist.
He says he's not surprised Armstrong came clean.
"When you look at who he was competing against and a lot of those top numbers were also getting busted for the same offenses, so you'd say is he really that much better to be able to do it clean against guys that are not?" Scheske questioned.
Scheske says doping has had a negative impact for those who want to compete.
He says some people eventually give up.
Scheske was one of those who could have competed professionally.
"It starts to paint this picture that there's not a way to compete clean at this level," Scheske said.
Scheske says drug testing has improved and he believes the sport will triumph but at the expense of cycling legends like Armstrong who will pay the price.
"He was dishonest, he won illegally, he should have to give back what he was given," Vandusen said.