I’m really tired of all the doping scandals and news that surround the sport of pro bicycle racing. I just want to get out there and ride my bike, and I enjoy watching other people out there riding their bikes, who happen to be a lot better at it than me.
I lifted this quote by Matthew White (Discovery Channel) about doping in cycling and sport from Pez Cycling News:
Speaking to Australian television station SBS in a telephone interview on Tuesday White had this to say, “It’s (doping) not just a cycling problem, it’s a world sport problem. Anyone who thinks different has got their head up their arse mate.”
It makes sense. What is doping in cycling often blamed on? The pressures to succeed against a competitive field, pressures that are monetary in the end. The pressures in other sports can’t be all that different, so why would the results be substantially different? In fact, the rewards for success in some other sports are substantially higher than they are in cycling.