No one in the UK hides from the fact that Simpson doped - you can be iconic for the wrong reasons, though I would argue in Simpson's case it is more tragic than iconic.buckle said:Boardman doped as did Yates, Millar and the late Tom Simpson. The UCI grants free passes to certain countries. Hilariously, the Americans were convinced that there was a conspiracy against Armstrong because of rumours. They blamed the French for their "jealousy" but in the end it was his own people who dumped him. Bizarrely, the British continue to hold Tom "put me back on my bike" Simpson as a sports icon. Even if a mole emerged, the British would continue to believe their own publicity as the tragic and pathetic Simpson case demonstrates.
The irony of accusing Boardman is precisely that he needed to take PEDs for his osteo but didn't. Either that or he was doping from a very young age (check out his UK TT or hill climb records when he was a kid).
Ah yes Australia who didn't even match their best times and whose idea of preparation seemed to be getting p*ssed in Spain.lemoogle said:Noone here is denying that. But the manner in which they won the pursuit is pretty unbelievable. Noone would have been surprised by Team GB winning the pursuit, but winning it 5 seconds ahead of Australia and beating their world record on each single ride is suspect
Beating their own world record - who would have thought it? If the team that sets the record is judged as suspicious for beating their own record then heaven help anyone else beating it...
Blah blah blah...magic round wheels, unavailable bikes etc and the Aussies call us whingeing Poms...seems we have a lot to learn from others on the whingeing frontBroDeal said:Most countries abide by the rules. GB is cheating.
The shady performance of Wiggins, Froome, Porte, and Rogers on a team run by Brailsford casts suspicion on the whole GB track program. It might not be fair but it is what it is. GB cheating with illegal equipment does not help.