Alex Simmons/RST wrote:BJL wrote:What the hell. I say allow drugs in cycling and retrospectively give everyone back their titles, and dignity. I for one would love to see what the human body is capable of, drug assisted or not, and am quite happy to let others be the guinea pigs. As long as there are no complaints about early deaths, weird diseases or any other abnormal health issues, what's the problem? And in time, we may develop drugs without the side effects which would greatly help other people recover from injury or disease. Without athletes, many more innocent animals will die unnecessarily in labs, and for what? Drugs that work on rats but not humans? Golf clap.
So I say, let the athletes take one for the team doing their bit for medical science, giving something back to society and take all the drugs they want.
So you think it's OK to dope up juniors too?
That's what they'll need to do in order to make a living as a pro cyclist.
I thought this argument might come up.
I wouldn't go that far but once you're 18, you're an adult (unless you play AFL) and can make your own decisions. I was going to suggest having 2 categories of cycling with equal prize money but even then someone would try and take the easy money.
What do you suggest?
At the moment, the cheats are one step ahead and you have to cheat to make a living as a pro anyway. And while I'm here, I think all the flak people like Armstrong cop is just baloney since in his day, most of the pro pelation were cheats. Concentrating on Armstrong just lets others off the hook.
And what do you do if the team leader wins a grand tour clean as a whistle but the rest of the team were as dirty as they come but come well down the general classification to avoid scrutiny?
'Armstrong cheated? Oh well, let's just strip him of his Tour De France victories and give them to whoever came second.'
'What? The guys who came second was ALSO cheating. What about the guys who came third?'
'Them as well!!! This is getting beyond the joke. Guys who came fourth?'
'Fourth place cheated too!!!! Fifth cheated?'
'Bugger it, NO ONE wins that year, next...........'
And besides, as I said, eventually they'll develop drugs without any side effects. The sooner they do that, the better for everyone. And once that happens, what's the issue?