- May 26, 2010
He does not wish for the commission to clean up the sport but to be the catalyst that cleans up the sport. There is a difference.RobbieCanuck said:The problem with Tilford's article is that he wants the Commission to clean up the sport but criticizes the process they propose to go about it. He says in the article,
"I was hoping that this commission would be the catalyst to get as much of the doping culture and facts exposed and then we can all start at square one with a clean slate."
The hard cold truth is one cannot get at the facts without riders, sponsors, soigneurs, DSs, team owners coming forward and talking to the CIRC. How else would one "expose the facts?" Tilford has not offered any better way of getting at the truth.
The only way the sport is going to get rid of the doping culture is if the sport gets itself wants to get rid of it. The only way that is going to happen is to rid the sport of most if its protagonists and introduce lifetime bans.
The sport needs to take lots of steps backwards before it can move forward and there are not many who are prepared to do that.