Just wanted to have a quick little bitch about media reporting of the Tour de France.
Yeah, we all know about the crap that is going on in cycling, as has been going on for ages, with respect to various forms of performance enhancing through drugs, hormones, and blood doping (blood transfusions). The media is actually doing a fairly good job of reporting the happening with respect to this during the Tour this year, but they keep on blaming the Tour. They keep saying that the Tour is corrupt, and that the Tour is in ruins etc. But here's the thing - the problem isn't with the Tour, the problem is with professional cycling. If anything, the Tour and it's organisers are taking a stand, and trying to get the cheats out of the event, and out of the sport. The Tour got riders to sign binding statements at the start of the event to say that they were clean, and if they got caught, that they would forfeit 1 year's salary, and would be handed over to the drug investigation squads.
C'mon guys - give credit where credit is due, and make sure that you point the finger in the right directions...at the riders, managers, and doctors of the teams, and not at the Tour itself.
That is all.
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