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Boonen: “cocaine is everywhere”
Tom Boonen’s recreational drug problem continues to make headlines in Belgium, where the rider is a public superstar. In an interview with the three-time Paris-Roubaix winner, dating back from the end of 2008, Boonen talks openly about his use of the drug. The interview was with a journalist from newspaper De Morgen, but remained unpublished at the time due to legal reasons.
“It [cocaine] is everywhere, really everywhere,” said Boonen, explaining why it was hard for him to resist the temptation. “I really want to say this, not only for me but for all the people that are using it. It’s even easier than to drink a cup of coffee.”
The 2005 world champion said that his problem wasn’t related to the world of professional cycling. “It doesn’t have to do with stardom or money or with the cycling scene. Cocaine is amongst young people, but not only young people.”
The Belgian didn’t want to play down the dangers of using cocaine on a recreational level, and even asked why it was not on the list of prohibited out-of-competition substances. “Cocaine is a greater problem than everybody thinks it. They [the sports authorities] had better put it on the list [of] out-of-competition [prohibited substances].”
Last week, Boonen was suspended by his Quick Step team following the second positive result for cocaine in an out-of-competition test made by the Flemish Community of Belgium. Meanwhile, it was revealed that Boonen already returned a positive result for cocaine and ecstasy in a UCI doping control in on November 15, 2007.
Go with the cup of coffee next time. Although, it didn’t do Bugno much good… But, to hit that high, Bugno musta crammed a 1,000 mili pill up his poop chute..
Not that there is anything wrong with that…by