Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Half an Epoch Ago: the 2001 Tour de France remembered

Before there was crystelZENmud, or WADAwatch, this author edited and translated an article from the French - language cycling magazine: VéLO Magazine, which was posted on what is now the Yahoo! group called 'EUROBIKE'... posted in that sad month of September, 2001. Readers of WADAwatch are encouraged to follow this link to the article posted moments ago at crystelZENmud:

2001: a RACE ODYSSEY (Looking back to Lance's victory)

The importance of the information in this article, in the world of sport anti-doping, serves to remember that not every journalist-author took the easy road of claiming that all cyclists are or were doping.

Monsieur Fréd. Grappe took the time to write an article of several pages, in one of France's foremost cycling magazines... although that magazine would join the anti-Lance bandwagon some years after.

Enter a Time Tunnel, to an era half-an-epoch ago.

Tomorrow, Lausanne, and the Media
Symposium with John Fahey, newly and fairly elected WADA president, and the former Minister of Finance in Australia.

In all seriousness, WADAwatch has prepared the questions that you have maybe seen from last Friday.

News about our day together, should be on your screens by Thursday (unless Ww gets kidnapped, "Syriana-style")

(humour is mandatory these days...)

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