I feel the need to comment on this one, since I’m a Canadian. And after all, we Canadians have a long and illustrious history when it comes to doping in sport (remember Ben?).
I woke up this morning to a few FB messages with links to some news articles on Ryder Hesjedal admitting to have ‘taken the wrong path’ back in the day, and Cycling Canada being ‘concerned’ about it all.
People might be asking why he waited till Michael Rasmussen outed him in his new book. Well, it was a dirty secret and we don’t tell dirty secrets till we are forced to. I know you have a few yourself, so I’m sure you understand. Human nature, self-preservation, image maintenance, etc. If Michael had just waited a few years, till Hesjedal retired and suddenly felt the need to clear his conscience, it would have been more natural.
So no, I’m not surprised about this latest ‘revelation’ and I’ve already moved onto the next 3 VeloNews articles that have popped up in the last half day.
However, there was something disturbing in cycling news this week: The Pro Tour Pin-up Calendar. Here is an example that might stick with you in the wrong way for the rest of the day: Taylor Phinney in an olive grove.