I was reading the Sunday Telegraph magasine just now after my ride, and I got to the double page spread of famous people cycling, page 6.
Anyway. Tim Moore, the author man has written about 300 words on cycling, most of them crap.
It's all quite sweet, saying things like:
The early tour riders...forced to toil up mountain tracks on clunking butcher's bikes without gears.
BLAH BLAH BLAH.
Then, the weird bit.
He ends by saying:
Professional road-race cycling, like showbiz, is a terrible ordeal completely unthinkable without drugs.