24 May 2007

What he said

Is this what they call "situational irony?"

Walter Godefroot, head of powerhouse Team Telekom in the mid-90s, says this yesterday in regards to a tell-all book that details EPO use in the team:
"Dietz [a rider who admitted to EPO on German television in light of the book] was paid to say that. If Erik Zabel said something like that, it would be a different matter."
Um ... guess who came clean today?

This is all getting so pathetic.

5 comments:

mountaingoat said...

Wow, so the question is, who wasn't doping?

joeyTWOwheels said...

No kidding, Mountaingoat. Seems they all were.

In '02 my wife and I hit the TdF and before a stage I hung out with the likes of Dirk Demol, Tyler, Levi, George, Axel, etc. I brought a poster and had riders sign it - about 30 in all. Then I took shots of their numbers as they rode away. It's pretty cool.

And now worthless to me.

Dopers suck. The contaminated my good times, albeit years later.

Rrrgggh.

- jd

chiefhiawatha said...

It was not exactly a secret that guys were doping, and so now when I see them coming clean I see it as a good thing, even if forced to come clean by others admitting first.

Chris said...

I think where there is an emotional element still to this is that the "nice guys" are now either getting busted or admitting to it. I think that's what's so hard for folks on this side of the pond to accept. The attitudes in Europe are very different.

mountaingoat said...

I don't know who to root for now. Maybe I'll skip watching the tour this July and ride my bike more.