Where'd you learn that Cheech? Druuuug School?

ProTour cycling is rapidly flushing itself down the pooper. In the course of 2 days, you got Vino, then some schmoe Italian, and suddenly the “Stupid Chicken.” I’m speechless.

The quote of the day comes from Jesus Manzano – a former pro who doped himself silly in 2004. He says, “It won’t stop until all cyclists say, ‘Stop.’ No rider wins by eating plates of spaghetti.”

Well crap! I had delicious spaghetti and meatballs last night and ran about 7th today. I think another two plates would have put me right on the podium!

Stupid ProTour.


  1. Sarah

    Hey Teddy,
    I had been wondering what your take might be on the whole doping thing. Looks like they are ready to just about scrap this year (for the TdF) which is so horrible for those riders that made it without doping. Also sad to see the event so clouded for those looking forward to racing in the coming years.
    Do you think it is possible right now to compete at the professional level (as it is) without trying to get that edge by crossing the line?

    Btw- it is nice to see your blog now and again- great that you got to ride with Lance….you and Edwards:)


  2. iamTedKing

    I’m sure there are plenty of people who are clean in the top echelon of the sport. It just sucks that you can’t prove innocence. Bummer that the biggest cycling event in the world is on now, yet it only makes the headlines because of the controversy. But you got Michael Vick’s dogfighting excapades, Barry Bonds doped to the gills, and NBA refs better on the games they’re fixing all missing the major headlines. Whatever.

    Yea bikes! I still love ’em.

  3. Anonymous

    That spaghetti seems to be working, man. You’re knocking on the door. Keep up the good work!

  4. Mike

    Appreciate your having addressed the subject. Do you have a shareable opinion on the UCI?

    I think a more pressing issue than doping is the number of dogs walking across the Tour course. Leash that animal, human! Perhaps the narliest crash in the tour was the FDJ rider who ended up winning the stage. Baller.

    Also, liking the Super Troopers reference.


  5. iamTedKing

    All I know is that “UCI” stands for something French, like Union Cycliste Internationale. And the French are known to be dirty. Connect the dots.

    Just kidding, I know virtually nothing about the UCI.


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