Pro Cycling: The Circus Continues

It’s been a while since we had a good major doping scandal, but fear not, just when you think that our favorite sport is following the straight and narrow, an article like this pops up:

The UCI has awarded a mysterious ‘UCI Order’ award to the president of Turkmenistan, a country where all media is government owned, the internet is heavily regulated, any opposition to the government is considered treason, and male homosexuality is illegal.

It’s gets better, with a Russian billionaire who is part of the UCI’s management committee having strong ties to Turkmenistan (he was born there and has brought the last 3 UCI presidents to the country), allegedly pulling the strings from the inside.

It warms the heart to see that with all the craziness in the world these days we can still count on pro cycling to remain unchanged.

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