Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Worse and Worse

Things are not looking good for Alberto:
New York Times: Tour Champ Contador Fails Second Doping Test

This is scary. Bernhard Kohl's comments at the end of the article? S**t. He had drugs in his system half the time and was only popped once? Unbelievable.

It seems like professional cycling has really become a Catch-22.
If you dope, you have a better chance of winning against other riders who are probably doping, thus you look good to the peloton, your sponsors, teammates, and fans. But you risk getting caught and having those wins taken away, loosing your livelihood, fans, and public respect and credibility.
If you don't dope, it's harder to win races against those who have an unfair advantage through doping, you risk losing your position on the team because you don't have results and you have a difficult time getting a new team for next season... It shouldn't be like this!

I'm thoroughly disgusted and right now, I'm this close to giving up hope that our beloved sport will ever be clean.

Ugh, I'm going for a ride.

Until next time, ride long and keep the rubber-side down.

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