Two stories in today’s Toronto Star provide yet more coverage of cycling’s reconning with drug use.

What I find really interesting is that this has really done nothing to address the question – do we care?

The athletes are already well beyond mere mortals thanks to their training. The equipment they ride is so far beyond even the wealthiest “pro-sumer” that any illusion that this is a sport for the everywo/man is clearly fallacious.

So is there an ethical reason to ban doping? I’m not sure I’ve heard it. If its endemic then there is no one in the sport who isn’t using or has used at some point a restricted substance. Perhaps its time to just see where this goes and open it up. The only requirement should be to acknowledge what you’re on.

Michael Barry, Lance Armstong’s teammate from Toronto, admits to doping – thestar.com

Lance Armstrong, cycling team, ran most sophisticated doping program in sport: Report – thestar.com

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