Cheats!!

October 10, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

The Twittersphere has been taken over by the US Postal doping story, even knocking Jimmy Savile off the headlines or trends or whatever they are.

Now i like to look sideways and irreverently at things but this needs staring at head on. The truth is that a whole generation of mainly American riders systematically doped and cheated. Riders who i for one trusted and looked up to. Indeed the thought never crossed my mind that the likes of Levi Leipheimer and George Hincapie were souped up when they performed their heroics, mainly in the service of their team leader Armstrong (first name formalities are done with for him, and Savile for that matter!) And how Michael Barry got a berth in Team Sky is beyond belief when you consider the stance Dave Brailsford has taken on these matters!

All of this is rather depressing and the only beacon of light is that the sport may at last be on the cusp of cleaning itself up. Yes the UCI, McQuaid and everyone else included. The Yanks of course werent the only ones at it and if you want some really depressing reading try this

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/08/24/sports/top-finishers-of-the-tour-de-france-tainted-by-doping.html

Please let this now be the end of it. And dont be shy about sending some of these guys to prison. Its fraud, sporting fraud.



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