You can’t say that, No. 5

December 9, 2015 § 8 Comments

Only problem is they don’t, and they’re not.

“If they [had] an equivalent [to EPO] tomorrow that is undetectable, everyone would be on it.” Lance Armstrong, on the current state of doping in the peloton. Cycling News, December 8, 2015.


Imagine what he would have done to beat a field of, say, twenty.

Hickman, 49, won the 66-mile championship race out of a field of 10 riders in the 40+ age group. He has accepted a four-year ban for the doping offense. VeloNews, December 4, 2015.


You mean they don’t just do it because they’re cheating douchebags?

“Simply looking away and not testing the athletes is the worst decision that a race director can make because it forces everyone to take drugs to try to level the playing field.” GFNY CEO Uli Fluhme, on why it’s important to drug test at gran fondos, Cycling Weekly, October 29, 2015.



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§ 8 Responses to You can’t say that, No. 5

  • Waldo says:

    Re LA: they did, they were and they still are, just not quite everyone.

  • Paul Thober says:

    You cannot make this shit up.

    Mr. Armstrong’s motivation I understand to a certain extent what with the large financial incentive, but gran fondos and masters racing? There are some people out there with the most twisted egos. Do they feel good about themselves when they “win” and are not caught?

    • fsethd says:

      Not only do they feel good they feel great. They have reached the pinnacle of human achievement, decisively crushing nine other old fellows with leaky prostates. They are champions, heroes, epic warriors engaged in the noble pursuit of physical excellence.

      They are douchebags.

  • Hwy. 39 says:

    That is the first quote from Lance in my memory where he speaks the truth (without having lied about for years in the first place). I at least understand the temptation and pressure to dope at that level of competition. I can’t understand the pathetic losers that dope in Gran Fondo’s and lower category races. All they are doing is driving up the cost of those events for everyone else; drug testing ain’t cheap.

    And a belated hip hip hooray for the (bad) Dream Team. Hope your recovery goes smoothly.

    • fsethd says:

      Thanks. It pays to have brokedown old farts with a library of injuries to help you reach that perfect coffee table dx.

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