Nail on the head.
This forum seems to gravitate toward doping more than any other (bar the actual Doping forum
Typical thread, insert names as you like.
Poster 1....... Wow see *pro rider* go he's just awesome !!
Poster 2....... Yeah that's cos *pro rider* is doped up to the eyeballs.
Poster 3....... Oh yeah everyone knows *another pro rider* dopes/doped.
Poster 4....... They ALL dope. cows blood cows blood etc.
depressing after a bit.
I suppose that's the most corrosive thing about cheating, if anyone does anything exceptional then its discounted by the cynics as nothing more than a false result.
The fact remains people do achieve levels thought to be impossible.
e.g. 6 May 1954 R.Bannister 1st sub 4min mile run.
Personally I'll take the Liggett line 'now we've got a clean peloton' and just enjoy the racing.
Still hurts when your favoured rider gets beat and there is a big temptation to cast aspersions but unless its proved then I say the best man won.
Has this post turned into a tirade?