Aug 4 2009
In a way, I want to respect this. Coming off a two-year dope ban and wearing a jersey with a picture of yourself silkscreened onto it is a tremendous message of defiance, and a great way to put a human face (several, actually) on your continued assertion of innocence.
But, alas, I cannot defend this behavior. Cycling’s doping policies are as strict as they are because some in the sport have so misused performance enhancers in the past. So too, must the UCI clamp down on those who recklessly abuse fashion in the pursuit of personal glory.