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Italian rider Ricco admits 'mistake' during Tour

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  • taking responsibilty?
    July 30, 2008 10:38 a.m.

    Taking responsiblity would be not taking the drugs in the first place. He is only "taking responsibilty" because he got caught!

  • STEVE-O
    July 30, 2008 12:42 p.m.

    I agree with you! Would he have stepped up if he has won the race.... no way. I really can't even bring myself to watch the highlights of the Roid-de-France! I don't believe a single racer is completely clean, which is sad.

  • Alex Trebek
    July 30, 2008 1:44 p.m.

    Why are we even giving this "dope-de-france" any run? It is no way legitimate and despite their best efforts there's no way for them to keep the dopers out of the competition. Who cares?

  • DA
    July 30, 2008 5:50 p.m.

    If being totally drug-free is a condition for a sport to be "legitimate" and given any "run", tell me which sports should be covered? The main reason that cycling and track and field are considered the dirtiest sports is because of their testing procedures. If they used the same guidelines and testing protocol in professional football, baseball, etc., I'll bet the percentage of abusers would be higher. But with so much money involved, the leagues, player associations, and probably even TV networks will not allow that degree of testing.

  • Maybe.....
    July 30, 2008 8:23 p.m.

    Maybe Lemond was right. I understand six or seven of Lance Armstong's former teammates have now been busted for doping. It makes one wonder if Armstrong may have gotten away with it. On one hand, this sport is dirty and needs to be cleaned up. On the other hand, do we really care, especially where the athlete makes an admirable recovery from cancer, is American, is very focused and disciplined, and wins seven times?