Originally Posted by SundayRider
"Everyone was doing it" "Level playing field"
Everyone at the top level was doing it though, you've come up with barely a dozen examples some of whom were competing in the pre EPO era and as you can't 'prove' that they were clean anyway.
But they were at the top level ONLY because they were doing it.
Best of the dopers isn't necessarily the best overall, if they are riding clean. So no level playing field after all.
In any case, someone decided there shouldn't be doping, there are rules, if you break them and get caught you are out. Simple. Lancey-poo wasn't the first and won't be the last to be sanctioned.
Not to mention the aiding and abetting, trafficking, bullying, bribing etc. etc.