Nikolai wrote: ..... If you remove the anti-doping controls, the argument goes, everyone will rush into doing all kinds of crazy stuff. Well, says who? What is this nonsense based on? It's as if the pro peloton is made up of suicidal psychos who can't wait to kill themselves.
I personally don't have the experience or knowledge from the inside like you do.
But, sadly the human reality is such that, given carte blanche, and 'arms race' WILL develop. Once someone (be it a person, team, company or government) cracks the right combination and wins, then the others will go one step further, just as they do now.
It's simple human greed. Sadly.
And those developing those methods won't always be guided by common sense, morality or desire to ensure the person/athletes well being, because there will always be plenty more willing to risk it all for there 5 minutes of fame.
Hey, I might be wrong, but history has shown that I'm not. Sadly.