On Doping

I don’t tend to comment on doping in pro cycling, as there are other bloggers, writers and journalists that can do it far more insightfully. But I thought that these lines from The Prestige give an apt but oblique commentary.

The audience knows the truth- that the world is simple. Miserable. Solid all the way through. But if you could fool them, even for a second, you could make them wonder.

Then you got to see something very special… It was the looks on their faces.

Every magic trick consists of three parts, or acts… The first part is called the Pledge. You take something ordinary.

The second part is called the Turn. I take the ordinary something…and make it extraordinary.

But you wouldn’t clap yet. Because making something disappear isn’t enough…

You have to bring it back.

Now you’re looking for the secret… But you won’t find it …because you don’t really want to know… …

    you want to be fooled

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Or as The Race Radio puts it in his twitter bio: Pro Cycling is like sausage, I love it but I don’t want to know how it is made.