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Old 07-28-07, 11:59 AM
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Wiggins comments on CN

Brad Wiggins has some interesting comments here... http://www.cyclingnews.com/road/2007...wiggins_post07

I tend to agree with his observations about the apparent correlation between age and doping.

Also why I think the future is actually pretty bright for the sport. With all the nonsense going on in this year's tour, it's easy to lose sight of some really strong young riders - Wiggins, Dekker, Solar, Popo, Gusev, Schleck, Pozzato etc. etc.

Darkest before the dawn and all that poetic stuff...
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http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/web...transcript.asp

For the full transcript of Brads press conference.
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Old 07-30-07, 12:31 AM
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I give Contadoper one month.
What did he say at a recent press conference when asked about doping allegations? something llike 'Do you want my blood?' - er yes that the whole point
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He was saying that to the reporters.

The TdF already had his blood, multiple times, at that point.
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I think this is becoming a quick PR spin by cycling teams, commentators and organizations.

I am with Doc Ray - Contador I think is going to get some heat from WADA as well as the German authorities, who can provide WADA with the additional evidence they are looking for.

The idea that somehow all the young riders on the Pro Tour opted not to cheat, and then beat the older guys doping is silly and insults our intelligence.

I am not sure why Wiggens is stating what he is stating. I think in part, he has some younger British riders as teammates on the British national team, and perhaps sees this as an chance to protect them.
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If the premise becomes an absolute all or nothing, then yeah - it's pretty easy to take apart. But I think there is merit in the idea that the younger generation of riders are generally against doping.

Guys that are just now in their early or even mid 20's were early to mid teenagers in '98 - just old enough to be finding out they were amazingly talented, and perhaps had a professional future in cycling, but young enough that they hopefully had not yet been pulled into the doping aspects of the sport.

Given that, you can see how they would be getting kinda pissed off at the previous generation ruining things for them in terms of professional opportunity, prestige, etc. For exhibit #1, just look at the sponsorship money that is drying up.
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