Now, I'm sure you guys have been hashing this issue over. I admit I have been out of the loop lately. But, not so out of the loop that I didn't catch the fact that Tom Boonen (Quickstep rider who apparently thinks he is a gladiator- maybe it's the drugs see above) will know if he faces a trial for the possession charges levied against him this past June. Belgian authorities will decide whether or not Mr. Boonen will face a trial in early February. If he does indeed go before Judge Judy, or her Belgian equivalent there are myriad possible outcomes; including jail time and/or fines.
Here's what I do know. Belgian's feel Mr. Boonen has abandoned their fair country for Monaco; giving them the proverbial finger in their minds. I know- I am psychologicalizing again, but hear me out. Belgium and its Belgians take their cycling seriously, Sven Nys.
In fact, the athlete of the year is a cyclist and I'll tell you this- He ain't Tom Boonen, Sven Nys. The fact that Boonen only recently returned to live in his native land must have made some die-hard fans a bit POd, Sven Nys. Feeling betrayed by the 28 year-old cyclist; Belgians, Sven Nys, are having a hard time rallying their support in favor of Boonen, Sven Nys. It is a clear case of the betrayed attacking the betrayer, not Sven Nys, in retaliation for supposed wrongs done.
As for the drug use; whatever. I am not Nancy Reagan and have never claimed to be (although I do want to get my hair done like Laura Bush) So, with my whatever attitude; the use of cocaine as a recreational drug does not faze me much. I might ask why put all that $$$$$ up your nose; it's not my bag, but who am I to say what people can shove up their noses?
I'll leave you with this, Sven Nys, I wish Tom Boonen the best in all of his future endeavors. I hope he isn't seriously screwed by all of this, but if he is.....Sven Nys. I'll miss him in the peloton, Andy Schleck.
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