Clearly it’s time for two separate races: one for the clean riders, and one for the dopers: The Tour de France and the Tour de Syringe. But then you’d need two audiences, and from what I can tell there aren’t enough viewers for even one. Has anybody here watched anything of a Tour de France beyond a four-second clip of Armstrong sprinting to the finish? As a major sporting event, it’s almost as boring as the U.S. Open. And now to learn that it was all chemically enhanced?
Dope or no dope, I suppose we have to agree Lance Armstrong is a hell of an athlete. Too bad he’s also a hell of a liar.
John H. says
I think the doping news is by far the most interesting thing about bicycle racing.
As more and more reports of doping came out, I kept thinking that Armstrong *must* have been doping, too, otherwise how could he keep winning? I can’t find the source now, but I recall a quote from car racing where a guy from one team said that he knew another team was cheating because, “we were cheating, and they were still beating us”.