Velonews COMPLETELY Sucks. I really liked most of the coverage up until they saw an opportunity to jump on a story to taint the tour. , the story is old and at a time when the entire peleton was using some sort of PEDs. Everyone in cycling know this to be true to some extent and it is old news. Since then the majority of Velonews attempts to attack rasmussen and his team have been many and often. Often lying to us the unbiased reader that his team is not supporting him (which obviously they do support him!) and saying that the fans are seeing him as a doper when he has not failed anything. Also distributing the news should be fair and biased. that is what is supposed to happen in real journalism not absolute rubbish that VN is putting out..
I understand the concern of many and the suspicion of the missing doping controls but many in the media are being completely false and are just trying to give a blow to a sport i care about. It's really suprising when one of those is a leading media outlets for the sport here in USA. Noted that Rasmussen will no longer speak with Velonews any more and it angers the publication so they continue to bash him. I have read in many other publications from around the world and a press release from rabobank and interviews with his team about how proud they are and how they fully back his performance. And why wouldn't they? there are huge bonuses attached to winning the tour and a life long dream of many to be on the winning team of the TDF. Also Boogyman's last year!! He has said that he is retiring at the end of the season.
I really liked VN before but they have really let me down by the coverage on the Leader. and has been a really bad attempt to harm the sport more. I also like how they copyrighted the story (about the shoes) so they can control it and spin it to their advantage.
The Media is not helping. Cyclingnews.com tends to be much more reliable with better insight on what the sponsors and teams are really feeling. Many in the peleton have had the same " Journal problem " as MR.
Just my opinion