No one is a bigger Jens Voight fan than I. I tried to get into the latest D-Tour which has always been a great race to watch. Many Tour riders still on form come to fight it out over a challenging course in Germany. Still, it was rough.
With no decision in the Floyd Landis case, Operation Puerto as clear as mud, and Alexandre Vinokourov trying to clear his name in a most unorthodox manner, I have to say, I needed a little time off the blog to try to recharge the batteries.
I still don’t understand how Vino is clearing his name with an argument that cycling’s anti-doping rules are too strict. Is he saying that since he would not have gotten caught if he played another sport, therefore he should be free? How does that clear your name?
I don’t know how a focused and well researched blog such as Trust but Verify keeps putting out such a high quality blog without it taking a toll? I try to look at the cycling glass as half full . If I don’t step away, I see the glass as half empty. Then I wonder who drank that glass halfway down. Then I start wondering if they left germs on the glass. Then I start thinking Howard Hughes was onto something by fearing all the germs.
Hear I go again.
I think that while writing this, I have decided to purchase some Vuelta therapy on cycling.tv