Cycling is a drug riddled, cheat riddled, dirty sport.

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by Racing roadkill, 5 Mar 2018.

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  1. This very phrase was used by someone stood near me, in a bar last night. I was going to say something, but then I thought, actually, they are right. I’m not convinced it’s any worse than a lot of other sports, it’s just that it seems to get more attention, when it happens in ‘sport’ cycling.
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  2. Ian H

    Ian H Guru

    East Devon
    It always has been. The other way of describing it is 'professional'.

    I was far more irritated by Sky's tediously clinical* approach to winning than their 'gaming the system'. Okay, the holier-than-thou attitude grates as well.

    *have a little laugh at the double-entendre if you wish.
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  3. The reason it gets more attention is its history. At its peak, in the '90s - from what I've read, it's hard to imagine a more dope-fuelled sport. It's worth digging out and reading Jonathan Vaughters' quite funny description of being a neo-pro in the mid 90s. I'll see if I can find it. ( here )

    But now, meh. Sky are even cheating at cheating. I mean, cheating without breaking the rules! The rotters.
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  4. AndyRM

    AndyRM XOXO

    Whitley Bay
    Cool, another doping thread. Not had one of those for a few minutes.
  5. OP
    Racing roadkill

    Racing roadkill Guru

    It’s not limited to the ‘pro echelons’ either now. I know of a few ‘clubby / Sportive’ types, that have managed to get hold of certain drugs, from legitimate sources, and used them, to try and get an advantage. I mean FFS in a Sportive / club ride, get a grip:laugh:
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  6. Rickshaw Phil

    Rickshaw Phil Overconfidentii Vulgaris Moderator

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