It is not a secret that I have lost all respect for professional bicycle racing. After 20 years of following the sport and with almost every ‘champion’ being later charged if not convicted of taking performance enhancing drugs, I now watch these races with no emotion at all. The recent olympic road race is another great example.
Alexander Vinokourov, an old veteran with a history of doping came out of the pack and won it. This being the very end of his career, I suspect he would not have any fear of repercussions of later drug tests….all will be forgotten after the olympics anyways.