Gotta say I'm un-impressed. Whining about why cycling gets trashed, failing to acknowledge the very, very good reasons why this is so. Long line of the same story. Additionally launches this "32 puffs of Salbutamol" as if it's a given that this is how Froome tripped the trigger. If it is, he's a complete idiot and deserves a ban anyway.Merckx index said:Mini-Phinney on Froome:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/phinney-aiming-for-tour-de-france-return-after-sponsors-save-team/like many of his peers he is both weary and wary of the growing tensions over Chris Froome's Adverse Analytical Finding for salbutamol and the lack of progress with resolution of the case, which is now threatening to continue into the summer.
"Obviously everyone was disappointed (by the news)," Phinney said wearily. "Same old ****, that’s cycling right…?"
"I had this idea that I wanted to go out and film myself taking 32 puffs of salbutamol and see what happened, you know - see what a double over dose of salbutamol would feel like, but that’s not really my style.
"I’ve known Chris Froome for a long time. I don’t view him - and I’ve spoken to other riders about this - as somebody who is, quote-unquote, a ‘doper.’
"This news comes out and then everybody is in limbo. Nobody knows what to think, and what kills the sport is the wondering and people being up in the air. It’s the same old ****. But the whole sport gets rubbed through the **** most of the time because of the history," Phinney continued. "But it doesn’t apply to me and it doesn’t apply to our team."
The American was sceptical of Romain Bardet's call for the peloton to show more solidarity in taking a stance on the Froome case. "We have so many different people from so many different cultures with so many strong opinions, which is what makes cycling beautiful to watch but makes it very difficult for us to make any decisions together," he said.
It's not an excuse. Really dumb comments.