A photo and text tour of endurance sport in NZ and abroad, and
snippets of my training and racing as a New Zealand representative
MeoGP rider. Follow my progress towards the 2013 Ford Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Proudly sponsored by Ricoh and Armstrong Sport.
right.. thoughts.. thoughts on whats just happened with lance.. what an embarrassing world we live in.. i honestly believe that a new ‘law’ needs to be introduced.. firstly though, i want to say that i totally back the doping controls, uci and wada but some things have to change.. these guys have all the power, all the money and yet its taken 5 or more years to unravel this case.. what a joke! how embarrassing for us left here in the peleton.. you have guys admitting doping, and still riding.. team bosses coming clean years later, but still staying in the sport and looked upon as leading the way in ‘clean cycling’. you have guys that are going to testify in lances case, for a reduced sentence, and can serve this ban in the off season.. its an absolute joke..
i feel there needs to a massive change. If wada and the uci dont catch the cheats within a certain timeframe, then it should be done and dusted.. because whats just happened now makes our sport have no credibility whatsoever. my thoughts are if the cheats arent caught after 6 months, then its done and dusted.. turn a page, and stop worrying about ‘what ifs’. if not, then the next dude is gonna do it and will get away with it because everyone is so caught up with something that ‘could’ have happened years ago… sometimes i reckon its better to cut your losses..
i feel a bit pissed off right now.. lance to me is an idol, and someone that always will be.. what he did on the bike was amazing, but what he did off the bike was even more amazing.. if they strip him, then who gets the tour titles? basso? NO. pantani? NO. ullrich? NO. why? cause they have all been caught up in controversy themselves.
its a sad day for cycling… atleast we have a great crop of youngsters coming through leading the way..
Aug 25 -
An NZ perspective on Armstrong from Hayden Roulston.