Originally posted by Aiko That one didn't hit the gossips yet. Sure it is not an old article?
By the way, as if drugs isn't being used in other sports. It seems only cycling gets the public blame.
you're missing the point.
Forget the "usage" of drugs. I'm not talking about that specifically.
I'm talking about the fact that the sport doesn't allow drugs, and tests the riders very thoroughly, yet the riders insist on taking drugs anyway!! And then of course, they get banned and kicked off the tour. It happens EVERY YEAR. When will these idiots learn?
Leader after leader gets kicked off every year. I just don't understand the allure of the "sport" anymore.
Originally posted by uzless Leader after leader gets kicked off every year. I just don't understand the allure of the "sport" anymore.
But leader after leader is not the fact (if you mean the Tour de France). The only ones at the top that were caught in the last few years were Landis and Vinokourov (and further down memory lane Pantani). There are a lot of insinuations and suspision about others like Rasmussen, Ullrich (?), Armstrong, Lemond, Virenque (?), but nothing on proof with tests if I recall correctly. Some just got booted or blamed by the press and cycle organisations to make a stand, at the looks of it.
They're idiots if they use, indeed. But keep in mind the tour starts with close to 200 people and by far the most are doing this in a clean way. It is not overall corrupted as people think. I think...
Originally posted by Aiko Nice stage today! Will actually make the ones on Thursday and Wednesday be very exciting.
You have to wonder if Evans cracked at the end or if he was looking to give away the yellow jersey since he doesn't have a strong team. The next two stages should be interesting. The 6 leading riders on GC are all within 1 minute. The final time trial is 50% longer than the first one. Here were the relative results from the first time trial of the 6 leaders on GC.