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(Sports on Earth)   Editor in chief of "Bicycling" magazine chose to ignore Lance Armstrong doping allegations because it would have been bad for business. After all, makers of helmets, sunglasses, $400 bike shorts, and $15,000 road bikes paid his staff's salaries   ( sportsonearth.com) divider line
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2012-10-21 02:10:19 PM  
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The EPO era in cycling need to be asterisked and it is time for people to move on. Cycling was dirty long before the EPO era.

In the 1920s it was cocaine. In the 1940s-1950s it was stimulants. In the 60s, use of hormones and other drugs was so rampant several riders had very public, very bizarre breakdowns culminating with Tom Simpson dying of an overdose in 1967. In the 1970s five time champ Eddy Merckx was busted. In the 1980s things were quiet because new ways to cheat were discovered. EPO, blood doping and advancing masking technology ensured that by the early 1990s, pretty much everyone was doping.

Just let the past be. There's no way to untangle the mess. Just like Baseball.
2012-10-20 10:59:52 PM  
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Odd, I just assumed everyone in the top 25... 50... in cycling was doping
2012-10-20 02:53:02 PM  
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I dunno; I tend to ignore allegations as well.
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