Dopers still suck:
So, I have to give props to the USADA (US Anti-Doping Agency.) The My Victory program was established in July, 2008. The United States followed the lead of the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency.)
Basically, Athletes take a pledge to stay "clean."
This is a great program that will help amateur and professional athletes (hopefully many cyclists) to self-regulate themselves. Athletes who participate agree to frequent drug tests.
Thus far 3 US Olympic cyclists have taken the pledge: Kristen Armstrong, Jeremiah Bishop, Christine Thorburn and Sarah Hammer. Good for you guys. You Rock!
Even with this program in place; many Olympic athletes have been caught and disqualified.
Wouldn't you think they would get it by now? If you are going to compete professionally; YOU WILL BE TESTED, and you probably will be caught.
Does anyone out there know of a list of pro cyclists who have "taken the pledge?" I can't seem to locate one.
Below is an interview with Lance Armstrong where he talks about "doping." (Even though I kind of suspect him of doping; he still rocks.)
Below is a video of Jeremiah Bishop (Killer Mountain Biker) who took the pledge.