Sunday, 12 August 2012
Doping in cycling: arresting piece by Jonathan Vaughters + dispositions in Armstrong case
The subject of doping is again coming to prominence with a piece by Jonathan Vaughters, once a team mate of Lance Armstrong and now boss of the Garmin team, which coincides with the expected ruling this coming week by Judge Strauss in the Armstrong/USADA case.
Vaughters tells here in The New York Times of the pressure to dope in the 1990s and early 2000s. He claims it was then easy to circumvent dope tests: 'When I was racing in the 1990s and early 2000s, the rules were easily circumvented by any and all — and if you wanted to be competitive, you first had to keep up.'
Velonation has details here of the latest moves in the Lance Armstrong/USADA case including WADA's backing of the USADA position.