Thursday, July 26, 2007

Tour de la honte

So we are left with the question, is clean Tour possible?

Each time a rider pulls out something magnificent, we are left asking, will the test catch him? And yet again, the brilliant ride by Rasmussen yesterday is clouded with suspicion. Rasmussen has not failed a test during this Tour, but he's clearly been up to something shadowy.

The temptation is obvious: the Tour is so gruelling, so difficult, takes a man so close to his physical edge (and in some cases, well over it) that the difference between winning and coming second is tiny. That tiny gap is bridgeable with drugs and other methods of cheating.

Now that the testing regime has made it hard to get away with doping, riders are coming up with new ways to cheat. Vinokourov hid from the testers by wearing a black outfit; Rasmussen just couldn't be found and couldn't explain why.

Hat-tip to Rabobank though. How painful to have to can your team leader when he's got the Tour in the bag, but what balls they showed.

5 Comments:

At 8:32 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh what a coincidence more evidence for you to dismiss!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=471106&in_page_id=1770

 
At 8:33 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry wrong place!!!

 
At 8:59 am, Blogger Dr Zen said...

You have to be kidding, Gunt.

Link to the study, not the Daily Mail. I do not give a fuck what the Mail says about anything, particulary the reefer madness moral panic.

The study doubtless shows, as nearly all others do, that there is a correlation between smoking pot and having mental illness. Dude, it's not a secret that people with mental illnesses are more likely to use drugs. See how that blows your theory out of the water?

There hasn't been an increase in schizophrenia in recent years, Gunt, but cannabis use has risen. Please explain.

 
At 10:44 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

See mails quoted sources. You ignorant fuck.

 
At 10:49 am, Blogger Dr Zen said...

Not seeing a link to the study, Gunt. And you didn't answer my comment. No surprise.

 

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