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Kill it

Posted on: July 17, 2008 7:47 am
 

Kill the Tour de France. Put it out of its misery. Put cycling out of its misery and kill the whole sport.

Seriously.

Three riders have already been caught cheating through chemistry, including a two-time stage winner of this year's race. And the thing isn't even close to being finished. How many more cheaters are going to get caught?

Better question: How many more cheaters won't be?

After the Floyd Landis debacle and with the general suspicion that cycling is the world's dirtiest sport -- and that's saying something -- these guys still can't stop from cheating. They literally don't think they can compete with clean bodies.

It'll make you wonder about whoever wins -- how did he beat everyone in the field if he wasn't cheating?

Kill the sport. It has lived well beyond its usefulness.

Category: Tour de France
Tags: Blood doping
 
Comments

Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: July 18, 2008 2:22 am
 

Kill it? Check what he's smokin'

Pee in a cup, Doyle... 'fes up. You write so many senseless articles because you take APO, not because you train at altitude.
The Tour is a very cool race.  An amazing race.  Day after day of dehydration, absorbing pain, trying to maintain life functions while racing over a hundred miles a day... I'm a football die-hard, but this sort of thing Totufu just couldn't even start to do.



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: July 17, 2008 11:56 pm
 

Kill it

Just legalize the dopping and then it's all equal again...Oh wait that's what the tour is trying to do by pulling the testing back in house to France.




Since: Feb 20, 2007
Posted on: July 17, 2008 11:12 pm
 

Kill it

i do



Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: July 17, 2008 9:32 pm
 

Nova nailed it

None of the major U.S. professional sports does even a decent job of testing. Cycling does it right, even tracks the riders through the off-season so they can perform random tests at any time. The NFL, MLB and the NBA are steroid-pumped, performance-enhanced jokes. Perform cycling-stringent testing to those sports and most teams couldn't field a team because so many players would be suspended. Kill the only sport that does a good job of catching the cheaters? No, kill the sports that turn blind eyes to the cheating while pretending to have strong anti-drug policies. You blew it on this one Gregg. Be a man and admit you're wrong.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: July 17, 2008 6:26 pm
 

Kill it

Tour De France? Huh? Is that like a tour package you can get from Apple vacations or something? Will I get to see the Louvre? Or maybe the Eiffel Tower?

Riding a bicycle is not a sport. This travesty of an event should have been done away with years ago when golden Lance was pumping more chemicals in his body than a prized heifer. Go away fast. You certainly won't be missed....




Since: Mar 21, 2008
Posted on: July 17, 2008 6:16 pm
 

Kill it

MLB, NFL doing testing as aggresively as cycling?  That's a laugher.  The top cyclists get tested during the Tour and stage winners are tested immediately after their stage win.  Do you think MLB would have tested Roger Clemens immediately after any of his 7 post-season wins with the Yankees?     



Since: Jun 16, 2008
Posted on: July 17, 2008 5:29 pm
 

Kill Them All

I've read some pretty ignorant articles from you Doyel, but this one tops them all.

If I apply your "logic" to other professional sports, then we should just kill them all -- football, baseball, track, etc.

I for one am glad the Tour is taking dopers to task rather than skirting the issue.  Rather than be ridiculed, the sport should be praised for its approach to doping. 

As to your disdain of the sport of cycling, I'd love to see you try to ride a bike up a 10 degree climb!

 



cbyfnonbayou
Since: Jun 17, 2008
Posted on: July 17, 2008 5:21 pm
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BradyMania
Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: July 17, 2008 5:02 pm
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Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: July 17, 2008 4:50 pm
 

Kill it

InFeRno:

Thanks?

 

 



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