KB wrote:Agree. There's been some pretty offensive stuff on here over the last year regarding Sky
I've said it before, there's a world of difference between saying 'i've never failed a dope test' as opposed to what Froome has said. So, for me I'll accept his result until WADA or some other agency with clout come up with evidence to suggest his results are not physically possible for an undoped rider.
the way i see it, is that for years, the governing bodies, agencies and so on haven't done anything
to make cycling even remotely clean. that is if you call random suspensions, not followed by any proper investigation, a job well done. if it wasn't for Tygart's (personal?) crusade, Armstrong would still remain officially clean. remember that there was a federal investigation launched that came with nothing, nada, null.
IMO it's naive to think there's a room for trust in the system, where an athlete can get away with over a decade of undisturbed doping practices, a massive evidence is being destroyed, and those who choose to play fair, like Jaksche, are being exiled.
the lack of trust that we experience now is, of course, one of major consequences of Armstrong's fall. many fans feel deluded not by Lance himself, but the way his case was mishandled by authorities.