But 7 years dirty and gets 1 year....... bit of a joke. I bet if he wasnt caught, he would not have talked and would countine to race dirty.
This is what bothers me most about dopers and pro cycling. If you get caught, it affects many, many people's livelihood and careers. But the dopers prevail, they right books, they start foundations, start bike companies, they even get people to pay their legal bills. Cheaters get regarded as highly as anyone historically, even more so. Look at the cult of Pantani or Landis. Facts don't matter, hero worship prevails. And they are more than willing to use people.
What message does this send to younger riders? The current message is lie, cheat and retire when the heat is on.
The real heroes worthy of worship in the peloton are unknown. But I think there is a bigger fan base for these riders than people think. Cycling is like football, the beauty in the sport may not be in numbers of goals or wins.