According to CN- The Minister for Sport in Stuttgart Susanne Eisenmann said, "The championships won't be cancelled but we are unhappy with the situation," said Eisenmann. "After the great win by Kupfernagel yesterday
, it is such a shame that all this is happening."
The real shame is that Germany is being blatantly ethnocentric to the point of suggesting they have the power to cancel the world championships.
I wonder what would have happened if Kristen Armstrong was 24 seconds faster? Would the Germans have boycotted her involvement because her last name is Armstrong? We all know they are unrelated but wasn't another Armstrong accused of doping by the great journalists Pierre Ballaster and David Walsh?
Maybe the locals will throw some tacks in the road while the following are conveniently taking a nature break- only to attack the field decimated by flat tires: