La Nausee wrote: Dermo wrote:
Just watched a prog on the history of the tour. every cunt has been bang on it for years and years. Even in the 40s people were dying from strokes for having too much speed. Some of the pics of the riders were classic I've had too much fet at a hardcore night in 91.
The entire sport is built on drug abuse. Eddy merckz was banned 3 times for doping in the 70s. Everyone is still on it imo.
Hinault was bang on it too. And Anquetile. LeMond was clean though. And Big Mig. Have a read of Rough Ride by Paul Kimmage.
Recently read, 'The Secret Race' by Tyler Hamilton. Remarkable book.
Makes it quite clear that pretty much anybody who was and/or wanted to be competitive - in the Armstrong era at least - was cheating. But also makes a very good case, based on times, that today's riders are clean.