Tag Archives: Riccardo Ricco

An open letter to professional riders on the subject of speaking out about doping

Dear riders, Some of you have been remarkably outspoken on the fate of one of your number, forcefully damning one idiot. Sadly you seem to equally reticent to condemn another, well, idiot. I’m sure you don’t need me to put … Continue reading

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We’re back in 2008 as Ricco faces failure

Here’s a meme I prepared earlier: Riccardo Ricco Epic Fail. A lot earlier. Like July 2008 earlier. Then I wrote of the hubris of Riccardo Ricco. I stand by what I said then “Don’t bother searching for culprits in systematic doping, … Continue reading

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The hubris of dopers: can it be stopped?

The most compelling reason riders dope is that they don’t think they’ll get caught. It’s nothing to do with the winning, it’s all about the perceived risk of sanction. Joe Lindsey expounded on this in the Boulder Report: Read “Can … Continue reading

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Epic fail

Never let those pesky internet memes get away from you…

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The hubris of Riccardo Ricco

I honestly cannot bring myself to waste my energy on being surprised or outraged by the news that Riccardo Ricco returned a positive test result on a day when Mark Cavendish made cycling history at Le Tour: Mark Cavendish completes … Continue reading

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