Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Ivan Basso

When I turned on my computer and saw the news about Ivan Basso I admit I was so sad. I look forward to hearing what he has to say today.

It's a sad day in cycling. Not because Basso wanted to be honest, but because he felt he had to do it in the first place.

More and more, I'm thinking it is time for all of us who love cycling to concentrate on every day riding. Personally, the pros are just disappointing and frustrating to me.

Just a tiny tidbit this morning. Thanks for stopping by.


Fritz said...

I think you hit the nail on the head when you wrote that Basso felt he had to dope. I think there are several cyclists who go pro with big aspirations and dreams and ideals, but then the pressure comes that cannot compete unless you dope.

Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...

Heartbreaking is the word.

It sucks... big time.

Doping isn't going away until the teams start losing money and getting suspended. If a rider gets caught- the whole team should pay the price. That kind of peer pressure will help force change.

Donna Tocci said...

Woa....Tim...that's harsh....but, sadly, maybe that is what needs to be.

Fritz, don't get me started on the whole culture that we cultivate that 2nd is the first looser and thus, no good. You are a failure unless you win. Seriously? How many of us could go the distance in Le Tour or the Giro? Not many! Anyone who can is pretty darn talented in my book....that should be celebrated more. But, hey, that's just my little opinion...someone who barely makes it around her neighborhood these days.