Zirbel’s B sample also positive from Velonews.com. Oops, looks like someone tested positive 2 times now, and will be banned for a couple of years. Say goodbye to the career you never really had doper. Don’t let the proverbial door hit you in the arse on the way out. Seems as though, he has read the excuse list though, because just like everyone else who has ever gotten busted (well, almost everyone), he’s got several excuses, all of which are 99.9% lies. Sure there is a small, very small, almost miniscule chance he’s telling the truth, but those chances are not very good. I think it goes back to the old slim and none, and instead of slim just leaving town, slim and none both RAN outta town. Anyone have the over and under on how many doping positives we’ll get this year during the race season once it gets cranked up? How many more times will Boonen get busted for recreational drugs? He does seem to like to snort the powder. My wife has officially jumped off of the Boonen fan wagon, after she found out he was dating a 16 year old girl (well, she’s probably 18 or so now I guess, or getting close to that age). Now, she finds him creepy. She’s moved over to liking Cavendish, or Millar. She has a thing for pale lanky Englishmen. How she ended up with me (swarthy, dark, hairy, Frenchman) I’ll never really know, but I’m not going to question it. She pretty much rocks my world.
Anyway, regardless of doping going on, I’m still pretty psyched for the real season to start. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, spring classics are where it’s at. This is where the hard men (or the best dopers) come into their own. I think I read somewhere the Lancey-poo is going to be riding the Classics this year, which makes me like him, just a little bit. I know, another Lance hater. Don’t get me wrong. I completely respect what he’s done on the bike, and I respect what he’s done off the bike (Livestrong and cancer stuff and things like that), it still doesn’t make me a fan of him though. That’s all I will say about that for now. But, get out there like you did in the old days Lance, and get in the mud, it’ll be good for you. Ride some cobbles. Taste some cow shit from the roads in Belgium. It’s going to be another great Spring season.
Cross Worlds happened this weekend. And I’m disappointed and sad for one Katie Compton, who had cramp issues this weekend, and didn’t finish the race. I feel sad, because she’s is one fucking super fast woman out there, and she’s not yet gotten her World Championship, and this year, she was on FIRE. Vos won, again, which doesn’t surprise me, because after Compton, she’s got the goods as well. Here is hoping that Katie can figure out her leg cramping issues, and come back again next year, and put the smack down on the women ‘crossers of the world. Maybe she needs to pull a “Page” and just pack up camp, and just stay in Europe from late August until World Championships, because it does appear that her cramping issues come up with lots of travel. She doesn’t need to come back to the US to ride National Championships, she’s already proven, time and again, that she can kick the shit out of the women’s fields here (most of the time) without really trying. Stay in Europe Katie, and bring home the rainbow jersey. What I hope she doesn’t do though, is give up, because she seems to be getting stronger every single year (when she’s not cramping). Good luck Katie, here’s hoping you come back stronger next year, and kick the ass that most of us know that you can.by