I guess my definition comes pretty close to cat 4. plus making all their training- and racedata available to the public via independent people as soon as they get off the bike every day.B_Ugli said:I think that this all depends on what your definition of clean is.
The way I see it (and probably the way Pro Cycling categorize it) there are different levels of clean:
Clean 1 (Armstrong): I have never tested positive and passed all my tests. Therefore I am clean........sort of.
Clean 2 (Frank Schleck/Contador): What I tested positive for was a negligible amount/not of any performance enhancing benefit. Therefore I am clean..........sort of.
Clean 3 (Team Sky): We are doing everything according to the rules but if the public knew what "legal" methods we were using they would question the ethics. Therefore I am clean..........sort of.
Clean 4 (Public's View): No performance enhancement legal or otherwise to the human body. Diet largely normal with the exception of totally natural recovery products available at your local grocery store to the general public. Therefore I am genuinely CLEAN.
I very much doubt that most Pro-Cyclists fall into Category 4 above, certainly at the highest levels of the sport.
What they should be saying is exactly what I have described in Category 4 and to my mind the only rider who comes even close to saying this is David Moncoutie.
Personally I think every rider ought to do that... if they were clean