Friday, May 25, 2007

How About a Little Irony With Your Confession?

Pat McQuaid, president of the International Cycling Union, said that because Bjarne Riis’s drug use happened more than eight years ago, he cannot be stripped of his title or otherwise sanctioned. However, McQuaid said that the race records may be altered to show that the 1996 Tour had no winner.

That may be just as well. The second-place finisher that year was Riis’s teammate, Jan Ullrich of Germany, who is now the subject of a doping investigation. Third place went to Richard Virenque, who was the leader of a team that became of the focus of a series of antidoping raids by police in 1998.

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Friday, May 25, 2007

How About a Little Irony With Your Confession?

Pat McQuaid, president of the International Cycling Union, said that because Bjarne Riis’s drug use happened more than eight years ago, he cannot be stripped of his title or otherwise sanctioned. However, McQuaid said that the race records may be altered to show that the 1996 Tour had no winner.

That may be just as well. The second-place finisher that year was Riis’s teammate, Jan Ullrich of Germany, who is now the subject of a doping investigation. Third place went to Richard Virenque, who was the leader of a team that became of the focus of a series of antidoping raids by police in 1998.

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