I'm not disgareeing with you. The issue here is how USADA can "enforce" the rule? He is life banned. Adding 2 years to life is still life.DirtyWorks said:What crusade? Wada rules apply to the event. I posted the link to the release. And yes, riders get a one-day USAC license as a condition of doing the ride.
If you check the organizer's rule, you will see that they suggest sorting riders by racer category, then the one-day licenses go last.
It is much more structured than the UK. There are still plenty of organized rides outside usac that call themselves a gran fondo. Doper gran fondo is not one of them.
The only way I see is if USAC find a way to sanction the event. But it's rolling, has sponsors, public, charity etc. And USAC have that dichotomy of trying to promote races (rides) as well.
I'm not sure what the anwser is. Perhaps they should just let it roll without all the hype.