Former Tour de France champ Riis admits to doping

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  1. Marius_Hancu

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    Yes, very sad to see. I'm afraid the pressures of high stakes racing was too much for most of the riders.

    Thanks for the post.

    -Robert
     
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    It happened a lot at the second tier level too with cyclists that were trying to get to the top level.
     
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    Crap, remind me not to move to Denmark when I'm looking for some support. My version of that press-release

    "Whilst clearly regrettable, it's refreshing to see an athlete being exceptionally honest about a situation that occurred in the past. Let us not forget, and whilst it in no way makes these action acceptable, that many, many athletes at the time were in a very similar position to Riis. Perhaps he will be the first of many to speak out and further help to clean up the sport of cycling."

    ....or some-such. To write the guy off is despicable in itself. He's come out, in a way almost supplicated himself, been honest (eventually) and is giving up his win...

    I wonder if he will keep his job with the CSC team?
     
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  5. OrangeOne

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    You make a good point, and it's so much scarier at the lower levels. The upper levels have the good drugs, the monitoring and the doctors.

    The lower levels - well they have a vial of something that someone else told them would help them go fast, and perhaps not a lot more....
     
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