BroDeal said:We see the same attitude from fans. Some are ignorant. Some cannot accept that riders they like must be doping. That is understandable. But pros voicing these opinions is rather sordid. It is like vermin tearing apart one of their own after he is injured. Riders must feel very sad to see a friend caught and put on the sport's sh!t list for doing the doing the same thing they themselves are doing. They also must live in fear that the same thing could easily happen to them.
Cav picked an easy target, one who many did not like before he was caught.
BroDeal, what do you want from cyclists and cycling? You criticise some fans for being "ignorant" and "cannot accept riders are doping" when there is not a shred or evidence or accusation or intimation that a particular cyclist is doping. You criticise riders for criticising other dopers, as according to you they're all at it. So some questions:
1. What do you want from cyclists? To speak out against dopers or not to speak out against dopers? As far as I can see the former might have some effect at turning things around, and will act as encouragement/hope to young cyclists dreaming of being pro's that they can do it without taking drugs, whereas the latter will just perpetuate the impression that they're all on drugs. Do you want cycling to try to clean itself up? (Leaving Cav aside for the moment, as there is a clear hypocrisy with him being best buds with Armstrong. The same goes for Taylor Phinney, who only yesterday tweeted "dopers suck".)
2. You accuse others of not being able to accept that all cyclists are dopers, and ridicule them as being ignorant. Why can you not accept that some cyclists may not be doping?
3. If you're convinced all cyclists are doping, why do you still watch the sport? How can you get any pleasure from watching 200 druggies racing to see who is on the biggest programme? If I were convinced all pro's doped, I couldn't watch the sport. Indeed, I stopped watching in 1998 as I thought there was no point any more, and only taking more of an interest in the last couple of years as it seemed things might actually be changing.