Re: Stage 16 TDF - Wednesday, July 25: Orthez - Gourette - Col d’Aubisque, 218.5km
Originally Posted by Trajectum
Nah.. I d rather see the tour clean. But bashing on the current jersey is mainly fighting a symptom. Its not fighting the problem.
If you want to clean up doping it will need to be enforced from above, really enforced. It would require a fundamental change in regime to be able to do that.
If that doesnt happen then yeah.. You're 15 year old son will enter the Lions den which is professional cycling if he has the talent. And he will indeed be forced to join te circus and the common practice.
Anyway bashing whatever guy is in yellow doesnt help and doesnt solve anything. And dont be ignorant enough to believe taht if ras would be out that the current jersey would not have an air of doping around him as well. All yellow did/do and will if things dont change big time. Anyway dont shoot the symptom.
I can still remember Liggett saying "Go Alexander" as Vino made a public relations, TV spotlight, non-sensical break of 60 yards from the peleton 3km out on one of the recent flat stages. People and commentators love these ego-maniacal crazy-break and doped-up in some cases riders. I second the Cofididis DS opinion - He is just a bastard (and others like him).
By the way - not saying that Cadel and Levi are clean - just using them hypothetically to illustrate a point.