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If your thing is gone and you wanna ride on; cocaine.
Dont forget this fact, you cant get it back; cocaine.
She dont lie, she dont lie, she dont lie; cocaine.
She dont lie, she dont lie, she dont lie; cocaine. ~ Eric Clapton
So the lovely Tommeke has to pay a 1000 euros and is being treated as "just another consumer of drugs." The powers that be have decided not to make an example of Tommy Boy. To me this is OK. It's not OK that Tommeke appears to suffer from addiction, but it is OK that they will call off the villagers with the torches and scythes and such. Let the dude ride his bike. Eventually, he will either deal with his addiction or it will bring him down. Hopefully the former. So what does this mean for pro cycling? Who the hell knows. What does it mean for Tommeke? He won't be able to consume the few grams that 1000 euros would buy. Do you think he's going to stop snorting? I don't know. Good luck to Tommeke.