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Reflecting on Chris Froome’s adverse analytical finding for salbutamol, I’m surprised but not shocked. I’m surprised because I did not think the team would make that kind of mistake, but not shocked because of the year that Sky have just had. It comes on the back of the whole thing with the Jiffy bag, the Fancy Bears hack, Dr Freeman’s problems, Shane Sutton saying that they were looking for percentages by going into grey areas. There have been so many issues. It all just adds to the misery that Froome’s squad have been going through.
Eight years ago when that team was being formed, I wouldn’t have http://www.ravenshopfootballofficial.com/RAY-LEWIS-JERSEY-CHEAP.html expected the story to end up here. Dave Brailsford launched the team with the aim of being ethical, cleaner, brighter and more transparent than everyone else but as it’s gone on it has all got greyer and darker.
I think that’s why there is widespread disappointment. Coming from the context of the way cycling damaged itself with the Festina affair and then Lance Armstrong everyone was looking for something different, but Brailsford’s notion that Sky would be cleaner and openly transparent hasn’t really happened in the way we all hoped it would. The zero tolerance policy of not employing anyone tainted by the past was one of their core statements and yet here we are questioning their practices. Again.
Back in 2014 when the Cycling Independent Reform http://www.philadelphiaeagles.us.com/WOMENS-MALCOLM-JENKINS-JERSEY.html Commission inquiry was happening – it was the body the UCI set up to act as a kind of truth and reconciliation Coty Sensabaugh Authentic Jersey forum that would hopefully help to resolve the doping problem – I sent in my statement and would have made myself available to give further evidence if required, although in the end they didn’t ask me which is fair enough. I wanted the commission to learn there had been a long culture of cheating, and that wasn’t a good place for cycling, and it certainly wasn’t good for the athletes.
I gave my statement not because I’m an evangelist but rather so that there would be an Russell Shepard Jersey understanding of the morals and ethics of those influencing how riders were expected to be competitive, of how certain practices weren’t seen as abnormal.
Nowadays expectations are higher. If this was a Russian team that had been through all this, people would say: “Well, they just do anything to achieve success; it makes sense.” Authentic Claude Giroux Jersey But this is a British sporting story and people don’t expect this. The British like to think of themselves as being cleaner and more idealistic, but the most successful British rider and team may have messed up and it’s very hard for everyone to take.The most disappointing thing about this affair is that the decision made for Froome to take more of this medication wouldn’t have been his alone.