interesting article by Jonathan Vaughters in the NY Times a few days ago in which he finally openly admitted what he'd been hinting not too subtlely about for a number of years - that he doped as a pro rider.
There is a bit of justification and self-righteousness in the article, but it is an interesting look at the question from someone who will admit to cheating and how the athlete can justify the actions. Many will see it as just trying to even the playing field.
But it is also clear that winning isn’t possible if antidoping regulations aren’t enforced. If you just said no when the antidoping regulations weren’t enforced, then you were deciding to end your dream, because you could not be competitive. It’s the hard fact of dopingThe choice to kiss your childhood dream goodbye or live with a dishonest heart is horrid and tearing. I’ve been there, and I know. I chose to lie over killing my dream. I chose to dope