As the USADA spells out evidence against Lance Armstrong it looks like I was wrong for sticking with someone when everyone else could see the truth.
I’m disappointed in the apparent truth, concepts of a hero for a generation shattered and a general sense of some of the great moments in Le Tour over the last decade or so being underlayed once again by cheating. Millar’s book on how he came into drug use and then faced ridicule from many riders, including Lance now takes on a different stance.
Is it as tragic as it is being played out? No, I don’t think so. We’ve known for years that ‘drugs’ have had a part to play in cycling at the Professinal level, be it coffee or alcohol or other stimulant drugs in the ‘special bidons’ to get riders to the end of a stage race. The difference now is the cloak and dagger approach to getting that upper hand an an attitude to drug-use in sport that is unacceptable.
I think I’m most disillusioned about drugs in cycling headlines once again. Why can’t we have an expose of something we’ve not heard before?