|So I read a good book on the weekend.||hayaku|
Mar 20, 2003 7:29 PM
|Breaking the chain, by Willy Voet. For those that don't know, he was the guy that got stopped on his way to the 1998 Tour de France with a car load of drugs for team Festina.
He named names and described the methods in which, through the years, they avoided the drug controls. He said that pre-98 "everyone" was on drugs. Even named Jalabert but said that he rarely used anything. It was interesting to see that the really big consumers haven't done anything since '98.
This book got me thinking, is the sport really "clean" now? There are drug controls and more testing but whenever there are rules, people will find a way to bend or break them.
I hope that the athletes and team staff now are honest, but am a little sceptical. what are your views?