CyclingQuotes.com uses cookies for statistics and targeting ads. This information is shared with third parties.
ACCEPT COOKIES » MORE INFO »

Every day we bring you more pro-cycling news

Cyclingquotes.com is proud to announce that we have begun a co-operation with previous co-founder of Cervelo, Gerard Vroomen. From time to time we will bring you some of his thoughtful insights and thoughts on the world of cycling.

Photo: Sirotti

GERARD VROOMEN BLOG

NEWS
01.08.2013 @ 12:10 Posted by Gerard Vroomen

1. Why does everybody “drive across the border” to buy drugs? Is it the thrill of potentially getting caught by border guards (yes, those still existed in Europe back then).

 

2. What a lonely life where everybody dopes all on their own, without any help.

 

3. With some exceptions (and more so in later years), pro riders have often struck me of being very dependent people who couldn’t survive on their own in the real world. I find it hard to believe some of them could cook a meal for themselves, let alone drive across the border and buy drugs.

 

4. If you are a famous cyclist, would you walk into a pharmacy to buy doping products? Even if it was “across the border”?

 

5. Combining 3 & 4, would it not be more logical to assume that in virtually all cases, somebody else bought the drugs for them and therefore, others were involved? At the very least as a mule, if not much more intricate than that?

 

6. O’Grady, Zabel and others have stated that they resorted to doping because they couldn’t compete but quickly stopped. We now know the sport didn’t get cleaner after their “short bout with doping”, so how did they effortlessly compete afterwards? For Zabel we now know the answer – he couldn’t and doped throughout his career.

 

7. Between USADA, various books and the French Senate report, we can conclude that many riders doped and some did not. Therefore, this is now officially no longer an interesting topic. Topic should now be, how do you fix it?

 

8. People point to the number of cycling viewers and spectators this year to show the doping fallout is not so bad. Pro wrestling, Paris Hilton and the US Senate are also popular (together, all senators collected almost 100% of the US vote!) It doesn’t mean you have credibility, the ability to affect change or even a bright future.

 

This entry can also be viewed at Gerard Vroomen's personal blog-site: http://gerard.cc/

MORE NEWS:

VIEW SELECTED

Ewan gets lost in Turkish sprint 27.04.2015 @ 17:14In-form Kolar comes back from poor position in Turkish... 27.04.2015 @ 17:12Ruffoni again close to beating Cavendish 27.04.2015 @ 17:09Modolo: I caught a glimpse of victory 27.04.2015 @ 17:04Cavendish: I won the stage with a puncture 27.04.2015 @ 16:58Cavendish makes it two in a row in Turkey 27.04.2015 @ 14:31Froome leads strong Sky team in Romandie 27.04.2015 @ 13:00Tour of Turkey preview 27.04.2015 @ 11:40Vichot to undergo blood tests after bad classics campaign 27.04.2015 @ 11:22Manzin: I have been signed to replace Bouhanni 27.04.2015 @ 11:13Italian neo-pro takes two jerseys in Turkey 27.04.2015 @ 11:09Follow the Tour of Turkey live 27.04.2015 @ 11:06Costa: It would have been special to be on the podium 27.04.2015 @ 11:03Valverde takes the lead in WorldTour standings 27.04.2015 @ 02:20Rolland and Arashiro crash out of Liege-Bastogne-Liege 27.04.2015 @ 02:17Dumoulin: When Coquard crashed, I thought I could win 27.04.2015 @ 02:10Fedrigo defends Coupe de France lead 27.04.2015 @ 02:02Young German sprinter nearly beats the pros in France 27.04.2015 @ 01:59Cofidis youngster denied maiden win in France 27.04.2015 @ 01:53In-form Cunego loses tactical battle in the Appennines 27.04.2015 @ 01:43Tour de Romandie preview 26.04.2015 @ 23:59Aggressive Kreuziger shines in Liege 26.04.2015 @ 22:26No glory for Astana in Turkish opener 26.04.2015 @ 22:15Fuglsang: If just Caruso had worked harder... 26.04.2015 @ 22:10CCC Sprandi keeps Rebellin safe in Turkey 26.04.2015 @ 21:55Novo Nordisk with chaotic start in Turkey 26.04.2015 @ 21:46Fraile: It's an amazing feeling to win 26.04.2015 @ 21:40In-form climber crashes out of Giro dell'Appennino 26.04.2015 @ 21:40Gasparotto: I thought today could be my day 26.04.2015 @ 21:32In-form Pirazzi agonizingly close to big win in Italy 26.04.2015 @ 21:27Mollema caught up behind crash on bad day for Trek 26.04.2015 @ 21:22Italian sprint talent confirms potential in Turkey 26.04.2015 @ 21:22Fantastic performance by Pozzovivo and Bardet in Liege 26.04.2015 @ 21:09Crash takes Cult captain out of contention in Liege 26.04.2015 @ 21:07Gallopin, Wellens, Vanendert come up short in Liege 26.04.2015 @ 20:51Bad luck takes Frank out of contention in Liege 26.04.2015 @ 20:38Valverde: It was difficult to be the big favourite 26.04.2015 @ 20:26Kelderman loses precious energy in Liege crash 26.04.2015 @ 20:20In-form Kolar shows his potential in Turkey 26.04.2015 @ 20:15Alaphilippe again shines as Kwiatkowski fades 26.04.2015 @ 20:10Rodriguez: I knew it would be impossible to beat Valverde 26.04.2015 @ 19:38Gilbert: It's a big disappointment 26.04.2015 @ 19:33Strong performance by Portuguese climber in Liege 26.04.2015 @ 19:20Manzin confirms his potential with big Coupe de France win 26.04.2015 @ 19:12Cavendish: I am not at my best yet 26.04.2015 @ 19:00Henao and Nordhaug shine, Roche crashes hard 26.04.2015 @ 18:59Defending champion Gerrans crashes out of Liege 26.04.2015 @ 18:52Ewan: It's surreal to almost beat Cavendish 26.04.2015 @ 18:48Breakthrough win for Fraile in the Apennines 26.04.2015 @ 18:43Modolo regrets mistakes in Turkish sprint 26.04.2015 @ 18:37Breakthrough for Meintjes in Liege 26.04.2015 @ 18:21Bos confident after sprinting to fifth in Turkey 26.04.2015 @ 18:02Cavendish back to his winning ways in Turkish opener 26.04.2015 @ 18:00Outstanding Valverde makes the Fleche-Liege double 26.04.2015 @ 17:33Rodriguez: My legs are really good 26.04.2015 @ 15:04

Joanie CARON
31 years | today
Hermen BODE
21 years | today
David MCLEAN
31 years | today
Werner FALTHEINER
40 years | today
José Luis Martinez JIMENEZ
36 years | today
ALL BIRTHDAYS

© CyclingQuotes.com 2013