…anodized alex says he was on a zeus
I wonder who’s going to win the Tour?
No mysteries in the long race to the chagrin of most spectators I’m talking to…
but stage victories and jersey contests have been awesome in my opinion.
Sometimes I miss the days of insane day long solo rider breakaways, but then I remember the feeling the next morning(s) when I found out the hero was maximum juiced. It’s enough to kill your love of the pro sport. It never went that far for me. I didn’t like Lance, I wasn’t emotionally invested in him or his story, but I did really like Jan and Pantani and all the 98-9-2000 EPO types. I held out hope that no one was doping for a while. I made a graphic with a young Jan that said not guilty on it.
I guess I was somewhat emotionally invested.
Rasmussen and Landis killed that for me. I haven’t gotten attached to a rider since then. I like Sagan obviously, but not in that 100% sports fan way.
Those doped rides were awesome, but fake.
Is it taboo to go back and watch that stuff? Like if you know the whole field is on EPO, I mean what do you do? Act like cycling didn’t exist those years?
Or what about the in between years Vino with his dad’s blood, Contador on bad meat etc?
Ethically I can’t give you an answer. It sets you up with a bad idea of what’s realistically possible on a bike, that’s for sure. You have to lower your expectations of what’s going to happen in the mountains.
That’s your assignment over break. Is it okay to watch videos of super doped riders?