The recent doping outburst by 'Roid Landis got me thinking about doping, and its not something I really know that much about, so I'm hoping some of you older hands in here can enlighten me.
So Sir Lance-alot has never failed a doping test, which clearly isnt the same as saying he never doped. But For someone who has built an empire out of being such a remarkable rider, surely he has been as academic in his private studies as physical as he was in his training in researching and experimenting with what substances can both enhance his performance whilst not yet being detected?
If he afforded to give the UCI a £100k testing machine whats to say he didnt buy one for himself to run his own tests on, in private?
I hope Lance didnt dope, for the sakes of sporting fairness, but looking at most of the other top riders of the peleton, combined with various reports I've read makes it seem likely his wings are somewhat dirtied.
Here are some links to articles I've read during the writing of this forum topic (its better than watching glee) and its really interesting. Kind of depressing as cycling is a sport I adore but interesting all the same. Sometimes I think it'd be better to legalise doping just so riders were all on a level.
That'll do, as a sample, so to speak...