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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Tagay for Basso

Basso admits involvement in Puerto Scandal

My hunch was right! That resignation from Discovery because that is his way to show his respect to the team seemed like a good build up to an eventual finale of him growing some balls and admitting his involvement in the affair. And here we are.

Ah the drama! This is great material. Just imagine the movie rights. He can give The Flying Scotsman a run for its money.

Seriously speaking, when I read the news it didn't feel all that bad. Yes, I felt ripped off to find out that all that climbing I saw him do in those Tour de France DVDs are fake. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets a lifetime ban or retires from cycling. The silver lining to this dark cloud is him finally admitting his involvement.

He admitted his mistake and that took a lot of courage. Now contrast that to Ullrich (who insisted he's innocent, retired from the sport but got caught anyway) and it gave us a glimpse of the true inner person.

I don't like what Basso did. No cycling fan in his right mind approves of the use of performance enhancers. I applaud him, though, for being man enough to admit it when his back is against the wall.

1 comment:

  1. O, wait lang. He's now saying that he only attempted to dope. This is so confusing. I want to believe him, but I'm not sure now. I want to believe that him finishing with Lance during those 2 mountain stages were real. I want to. He's such a great guy.

    This doping thing sucks. Now I'm thinking - is it really possible to be great at the Tour de France without taking drugs? Look at Ullrich, Basso, Landis, Pantani, Hamilton even. Lance has been accused ever since. I don't know what to think anymore. It's so sad because I love watching the sport. And now, everytime someone wins, I won't be able to help myself - I will surely doubt the win.

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