Thursday, July 26, 2007
Tour de Letdowns
Professional cycling is in a heap-load of trouble and is losing fans - myself now included - faster than it can eject cyclists from the Tour de France. With three major contenders kicked out of the race in this week under suspicion of doping, this sport is no longer fun to watch. Media outlets across the world - including Outside magazine, Germany’s two publicly owned television channels and one of Switzerland's biggest papers - are dropping their coverage. Meanwhile, the president of cycling's governing body told the BBC that the sport is not in crisis. Huge disappointments all around for what should be a thrilling and spectacular sport. These guys need to get their sh** together.