I had plans to do a post today about some quality riding I have gotten to do over the past five days here in Colorado, but alas if it bleeds, it leads. And by “bleed” I mean, has to deal with professional cyclists doping. Hump day started so good, free coffee and treats for us grad students here at CSU, only when I fired up the internets to get the bike scoop, I came across this gem.
Homebody is currently under suspension for failed a drug test, where Hydroxethal starchwas found in his system, which “is basically a masking agent for EPO.” With more and more stories like this coming out I am becoming worried that some people might start to believe that a large number of professional cyclists are cheating. Do you have any idea what that could do to the credibility of the sport? I know that we should give folks the benefit of the doubt, and you are innocent until proven guilty, but in my humble opinion, this two year ban shit is a waste. Throw em all out on their ass, and make them clean porta potties for the rest of their lives.by