herzog wrote:Zill, really? You could say the same about those Chinese swimmers from a few years back.
These guys almost killed their sport, and destroyed the careers of those who wanted to ride honestly.
They are not heroes.
I'm just trying to make the point that these guys have trained full time in cycling whereas I and most people here haven't. In this way, I respect them.
I'm not savvy enough to comment on professional cycling but it definitely is bad that they cheated. However, they are trying to make a living and people can go to desperate measures doing that (just look at the situations in Africa and the Middle East or even the economic crisis in the developed countries of recent years). It shows that tough, advanced and uncorrupt policing must occur in any field for it to advance fairly.