Originally Posted by flythebike
And evidently, Postal/Disco didn't have a doping culture.
Hard to buy that on a lot of levels. Former USPS doc has stated he was approached by several members about product, he was let go not long after he told them no. Ton of rumor mill and direct testimony under oath about Lance et al using product, the association with Ferrari, Etc.
Of course there's the fact that doping works, and works very well. We know that 4 of the top 5 TDF finishers from last year have been implicated in doping, and they were easily beaten by the winner.
Testing clean at this point, given the number of riders who have passed tests and have found to be doping (see above) seems to be just the basic level of good masking. In the war of the doctors, Disco seems to be winning, unless you believe Lance is 15% better than everyone else...in which case the other guys should have been investing in Kryptonite too. 150 plus stages and hardly a hiccup.
Probably close to a level playing field. The guys that were winning, would have won if everyone was clean. EPO doesn't give you the courage to try to ride the rest of the field off your wheel, testo didn't make the difference in Floyd's ride.
Racing season's alomost over so I'm going to be tuning in on the NFL. No doping there.