Nov 1, 2012

Cycling Doping Scandal

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
To all cycling enthusiasts whether you’re a Lance Armstrong fan/supporters or haters, the man banned for cycling for a lifetime and stripped the 7 Tours titles. But to whom do we give the 7 Tour wins? Do we give it to…

2nd Place – Ivan Basco he was banned for doping in 2006.
3rd Place – Jan Ulrich was stripped of his 3rd place for doping.
4th Place – Francisco Mancebo caught doping in 2006.
5th Place – Alexandre Vinokourov, doped in 2007.
6th Place – Levi Leipheimer had doping scandal.
7th Place – Michael Rasmussen, caught doped in 2007.
8th Place – Cadel Evans, we hope he stays clean because the
9th – 13th Place were all linked to doping!

We’re running out of clean cyclist, hoping the new breed of cyclist stays out of trouble.

By the way what is DOPING? According to Council of Europe here’s the definition of doping.

"Doping means to make use of physiological substances in immoderate quantity or abnormal method from healthy people whose only aim is to obtain an artificial increase of the performance during the competition". or ...

"The administration of or use by a competing athlete of any substance foreign to the body or any physiologic substance taken in abnormal quantity or taken by an abnormal route of entry into the body with the sole intention of increasing in an artificial and unfair manner his/her performance in competition. When necessity demands medical treatment with any substance which, because of its nature, dosage, or application is able to boost the athlete's performance in competition in an artificial and unfair manner, this too is regarded as doping."

(This post is based on research by the blogger with the help of Don Acts.)

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