Paulaâ€™s Stigmata wrote:
Iâ€™ll try to answer those questions, although Iâ€™m talking out of my ass a bit as I havenâ€™t thought about some of these details for years. For basic answers about PED concepts, it helps to look to the world of cycling â€“ not because they are or were any dirtier than track, but simply because they got caught red-handed ten years earlier. Cycling has been the whipping boy of endurance sports (or the â€œbeardâ€ by which all the others were able to maintain the illusion of â€œcleansâ€) but now it is all coming home to roost for track and others.
Nice post. And thanks for the unintentional name-check. ;-)
Cycling has played out in a way that athletics may well play out:
1) rampant PEDS usage
2) 'BIG BUST'
4) more considered PEDS usage, with a cleaner veneer
Arguably, athletics has jumped to #4 already.
I love the TdF, and will be watching this year's event for the scenery again.