Monday, March 12, 2007

Merckx: Riders Aren't Criminals

Make sure you read the previous item before you read this one.
Belgian cycling great Eddy Merckx says riders should not be treated like criminals in the war against doping.
"Doping has to be fought, cheats must be unmasked, abuse should be punished but all this should remain human," Merckx told French sports daily L'Equipe.
The International Cycling Union unveiled an anti-doping program last week that will ask riders to contribute to the development of new tests and sign a document authorising DNA tests to help identify them when banned substances are found.
Merckx, who won the Tour de France five times between 1969 and 1974, said he would not have abided by the new anti-doping program.
"I would not have given my DNA," Merckx said. "It could be done in case of a contractual problem between the rider and his employer. Otherwise, you just debase the rider by asking him for his DNA.
"Riders are not criminals."
Riders aren't innocents, either.

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Monday, March 12, 2007

Merckx: Riders Aren't Criminals

Make sure you read the previous item before you read this one.
Belgian cycling great Eddy Merckx says riders should not be treated like criminals in the war against doping.
"Doping has to be fought, cheats must be unmasked, abuse should be punished but all this should remain human," Merckx told French sports daily L'Equipe.
The International Cycling Union unveiled an anti-doping program last week that will ask riders to contribute to the development of new tests and sign a document authorising DNA tests to help identify them when banned substances are found.
Merckx, who won the Tour de France five times between 1969 and 1974, said he would not have abided by the new anti-doping program.
"I would not have given my DNA," Merckx said. "It could be done in case of a contractual problem between the rider and his employer. Otherwise, you just debase the rider by asking him for his DNA.
"Riders are not criminals."
Riders aren't innocents, either.

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