It's like the most deliciously, juicy episode of my favorite, trashy, soap opera. Some people have General Hospital or Gossip Girl. I have professional cycling.
Let me be perfectly clear: I am 100% certain that many many many competitive cyclists use performance enhancing drugs. And yet, I still adore professional cycling. That they use PEDs is as non-controversial to me as the fact that they use aerodynamics labs to fine-tune their form. Doping is part of the culture of the sport. And I don't give a damn. I still love Lance Armstrong. I will always love Tyler Hamilton.
Because, even with the drugs, what those men do is astonishing. Mind-boggling. Super-human. Above all, it's immensely entertaining.
And that's all I want from cycling. Another juicy installment in the on-going soap opera.