It is so incredibly amazing to me how hypocrite this sport is. Or better say, how hypocritically, this sport is ruled.
1st.- Hesjedal doped, at the beginnign of his carrer. He was not olimpic mtb champion because he had a flat, otherwise he would have been olimpic champion due to doping.
2nd.- Autorities knew this, not by tests but by his confession. And still, not only he gets no ban, not even that joke of 6months ban out of season. Why? well, he is canadian, ne is not italian like ricco or diluca. he is from a diferent kind of country, like bjirne riis country, he is not french like jaja, or spanish like olano or contador. he is from a rich country like uk, where cycling is new source for money to develop.
3rd.- he confessed about ten years after he doped. After the statue of limitation. Statue that is applied to some, like riis, but not to others, like armstrong.
4th.- it seems like it's not important or not if you doped or not. the important thing now is if you confess, when you have no other chance, like hincapie, or landis, or hesjedal... now, if you do not confess by yourself, then you get a big ban. it doesnt matter if you doped or not. it matters if you tested positive and got busted. otherwise you will get away with it, no problem.
This sport is great. By sport i mean anybody who rides their bike for the pleasure it provides, but talking about the competition, at any levels, it sucks. It sucks because of doping, but it sucks so much more because of how it's been ruled. What a huge piece of shit this "sport" is...
Happy Trails !!!!
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