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Contador’s Folly

October 7, 2010

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Not looking good for Alberto Contador. He’ll most likely be guilty of blood doping and be banned for a few years. So, it looks like there was a reason why he was so hard to beat. This probably means that Andy Schleck won the TdF this year. Am I disappointed? Probably just a bit. But I kind of like that his arrogance is no longer an issue. Contador has always been an extremely arrogant racer. This can be a good thing, but doping = cheating.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Sam Lambert permalink
    October 8, 2010 3:12 am

    Cyclists are hit especially hard on this issue compared, say, to baseball players.

    A lot of sports is entertainment, so maybe all athletes need union organization support to prevent the harsh judgments against drug users in some sports.

    Either that, or they all must be cleaned up, proven totally pure in every sport, everywhere. But I dont think that is really possible, maybe not even desirable. Something like trying to enforce prohibition. Never really works that well.

    Wasnt it Coppi who said that he used stimulants “only when absolutely necessary.” A reporter asked him when was that? “Most of the time,” Coppi said.

  2. October 8, 2010 12:37 pm

    I don’t really believe that any of the top cyclists are drug free. Contador got caught, but if he was blood doping to win then chances are that A. Schleck also doped to come second. When Contador complains about the injustice of it all interpret it as “Why are you picking on me? The other riders cheated too.”

  3. October 8, 2010 4:01 pm

    Doping is probably more prevalent that we are led to believe, of that I have no doubt. Still, it’s cheating and I hope that they clean the sport up.

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