Monday, July 4, 2011


In the wake of controversies surrounding Armstrong and Contador--or can we even refer to the "wake" yet, since the messes are still unresolved?--I've come to the reluctant conclusion that the UCI and all other cycling authorities need to ban testing.

That's right, ban testing. It's not that I like the idea of riders doping. But the problem is, testing has apparently not had anything like the desired effect. Instead, testing has created a sort of shadow competition that means whoever has the best doctor or chemist to figure out how to beat the doping test has an advantage over other riders. This is not the sort of competition we want to see. So the authorities should simply get out of the business. They're not helping.


  1. I am a pissed off engineJuly 28, 2011 at 5:57 AM

    "The last thing cycling needs is government sponsorship. Even if it's only token sponsorship. What, we're like AIDS and breast cancer, pathetic victims who want sympathy wherever we may find it? Now, if the congressman's pin were pink and had thisURL:
    I'd say go Congressman! but he'd have to resign next week after denying he took pictures of the tool he uses to fix his his fixie.

    July 27, 2011 4:45 PM"

    Where you drunk when you wrote this, or are you the biggest asshole in the southeast?

  2. I am an engine, what are youAugust 14, 2011 at 8:25 AM

    Read this book before you say stupid shit.

    When winning costs too much - John McCloskey, Julian Bates.