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You dope!

July 28, 2007 Comments off

I’m not ashamed to admit it, every July I turn in to a cycling fan.  I don’t really follow much of what’s going on throughout the year … hell I haven’t been on a bike in 3 or 4 years!  But I love watching the Tour de France.

All this doping stuff is getting really old, and I hope one day it all gets cleaned up.  Either that or, as my coworker says, just created an “unlimited class” and let them fry themselves with whatever they want to inject.  πŸ™‚

With all of the controversy at this year’s tour, in think this article written in April is just perfect: 2007 Tour De France Winner Stripped of Title.

β€œFirst and foremost,” said Patrice Clerc, President of Amaury Sport Organization (ASO), the promoter of the Tour de France), β€œI want to be the first to congratulate whoever wins the 2007 Tour de France. You are truly a great champion, and ASO thanks you for making our business possible. While we do not yet know who will win the Tour, I feel it is vital we acknowledge that person as the pinnacle of strength, conditioning, and personal sacrifice he undoubtedly must be.”

β€œNext,” continued Clerc, β€œI’d like to take this opportunity to accuse the aforementioned winner of using unscrupulous and nefarious methods to obtain this prize, and hereby accuse him β€” whoever he is β€” of doping.”

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