For Competitive Cycling Stretches Credibility …
Greg Lance – Watkins
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#drugs & #doping in #cycling by #UK_Parliament today might care to take note of my posting 19-Jul-2015 https://gl-w.com/2015/07/19/that-asthema-seems-a-major-qualification-for-competitive-cycling-stretches-credibility/ … one wonders when last or even if a winner has EVER won #drug_free – A sport for cheats? A test of drugs?
as a youngster, when bikes were far more practical due to the low number of cars owned, I cycled extensively – usually at relatively high speed on a very light weight racing bike.
Nowadays over 50 years later I own a bike but can’t remember the last time I thought of using it as clearly a bike on the crowded roads nowadays is dangerous to the rider and others. All too often I find myself driving at wobbling idiots travelling at 15mph, often two abreast.
The alternative is comming around a blind corner to find some idiot on a bike in the middle of the carriageway or cyclists on the main ‘A’ road in rain or twilight, even once it is dark with no lights or some one candle power flicker wearing dark clothes trying to commit suicide & destroy someone elses life – obviously anyone is welcome to commit suicide if they wish but to make someone else responsible is incredibly selfish!
The one really puzzling thing about cyclists is firstly why they believe the public should subsidise their activities by building cycle tracks, cycleways and veladromes – football players, rugby players and fans pay for their own facilities but cycling is heavily subsidised and also uses public highways without either insurance or road taxes!
Secondly is how do cyclists honestly expect people to believe they were attracted to the sport with asthema – when I was riding speed put a huge strain on the lungs, the muscles and the heart – I believe asthema would preclude the exertion of cycling, particularly competitively. I just don’t believe asthma makes one a world class cyclists which leaves me with the distinct impression that well learned symptoms and massive doses of asthma drugs may well provide the opportunity of gold medal performances.
I do NOT believe that cyclists taking asthema drugs are breaking the drug rules of the sport of cycling but I do believe the law pertaining to drugs in cycling are totally inadequate.
When the rules are rationalised and tests show that performances were drug enhanced will medals and awards be stripped in retrospect as they were with Lance Armstrong when tests were improved and showed he had been drug fueled throughout his career!
This is the sport utterly disinterested tax payers are expected to tollerate and subsidise:
Paul Kimmage: Tour de France leader Chris Froome would be well advised to invite questions
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