Zabel puts it out there: Amnesty.
Erik Zabel has called for an amnesty for those who confess to having doped. “I see an amnesty as the chance for cycling,” he told the German magazine, Welt am Sonntag. “The International Olympic Committee, the UCI and the national federations could set a deadline, giving everyone until that date the chance to admit to doping without consequences and in the sense of overcoming the past,” he said.
I’ve said much the same thing myself on these pages.
I think this is a good idea. Get it out there. And let the chips fall where they may.
Otherwise, how to you propose we deal with the managers and coaches that were former riders in the big drug years? These men need a chance to lay it all out on the table. Only then can cycling move forward.
And never mind this “we’re taking back the jersey you won eleven years ago” shit. Waste of time. Let ‘em keep their damn jerseys.
Come clean, admit what you did and we’ll move forward from there.
After a period of amnesty, set up some serious drug testing. And some serious consequences for failing the tests. Show people who can’t abide by the rules the door.
Cycling does not need you.by