The betting scandal gets decent coverage in the German media and people are gonna end up behind bars because of it.Mr.38% said:Let me play advocatus diaboli: If Andy was guilty he would't ride any more, his case has been investigated by German authorities, not just some obscure sports court. How is more evil than any other rider who raced successfully since 1990? I have more reason to trust Klöden than 99% of all professional riders, haven't I?
Just yesterday there was a story about a Bundesliga (easily one of the three best leagues in the world and commercially much bigger than cycling as a whole) soccer game that has been manipulated by the betting mafia. Nobody questions soccer, at least not that I'm aware of.
b.t.w. Doping in soccer has been dealt with in the thread on Fuentes/Galgo and most agreed there that Football must be extremely dirty, definitely a lot dirtier than we are aware, and probably a couple of degrees dirtier than cycling.
So yeah, the branch of cycling can be said to be much much more transparent in doping issues than football. But to me this still doesn't mean cycling doesn't deserve the critical approach it's receiving from German media.