Long Run wrote:
So...what sport are you going to watch?
I’ve always watched the Tour.
Magnificent spectacle and theatre.
Years before all this drug business was creating such publicity and bad press - I always assumed, quite naturally, that the cyclists must be ‘on something.’
I simply couldn’t see how it was possible to cycle up and down those massive Alpine mountainous roads for six hours or so - and then turn out to do the same thing the following day - and the next and so on.
I didn’t especially bother me - I assumed if they were all at it, it was a level playing field and the best rider would win anyway.
I was a runner, not a cyclist, so I didn’t give a damn if they had a culture of taking drugs.
But if some my fellow competitors in running races were taking performance enhancers - now that was something completely different.
That’s what I would call cheating.