Skip to comments.Armstrong revelations cast cloud on Wiggins, Hoy and everyone else
Posted on 10/12/2012 10:39:10 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
British Cycling head Dave Brailsford has admitted that Lance Armstrongs emergence as a confirmed drugs cheat could lead the public to doubt the achievements of riders such as Bradley Wiggins and Sir Chris Hoy.
Brailsford is the man who masterminded Wigginss Tour de France triumph this year and led Team GB to eight gold medals in the London Olympics and the Beijing Games of 2008.
And although there is no suggestion that his riders are not clean, Brailsford admitted on Thursday night that the public now has the right to question every achievement they have witnessed in the sport in recent years.
We set this team up as clean and our job is to make them go faster, said Brailsford. But some of the tentacles of the past are impacting. In cycling weve got a past, a present and a future. Generation EPO is now the past. We cant deny it.
So when people see the huge advances we are making, because of what happened, it is understandable that people are sceptical. It is understandable now for people to look at any results in cycling and question them.
It completely and utterly lost its way and I think it lost its moral compass. What we want to work towards is a future where there is no doubt, so that when someone moves performance forward nobody questions it.
Ive been thinking about Armstrong a lot. The more you read, the more the jaw drops. But lets accept it happened. Now we have the present. Its up to us to change peoples views.
The world of cycling and sport in general is still coming to terms with the fact that one of the greatest stories of triumph over adversity has been built on artificial substances and lies.
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You gotta watch out for those testicles of the past.
“Bradley winning the Tour clean....”
Not possible since winning is absolute proof of cheating.
This story is WAY bigger than Lance Armstrong.
If he’s doping, so likely are many others.
If he can devise a way to defeat testing, then so can many others.
If it can happen in cycling, it can happen in baseball.
What am I missing?