Yet Another Cycling Forum

General Category => Freewheeling => Racing => Topic started by: Tim Hall on January 07, 2016, 09:51:16 am

Title: David Millar speaks
Post by: Tim Hall on January 07, 2016, 09:51:16 am
Long interview last night on PM with David Millar about how he started doping, and his involvement in trying to stop it.From 41 minutes here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06twbz8 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06twbz8)
Title: Re: David Millar speaks
Post by: hatler on January 07, 2016, 10:16:36 am
I heard that. Very good. What prompted PM to include that piece ?  (I didn't catch the intro.)
Title: Re: David Millar speaks
Post by: ElyDave on January 10, 2016, 12:14:10 pm
Yes, heard that, sat on my drive in the car listening to the last 5 minutes as I was on the way home.

Had a very mixed reception among the Ely club on FB, along the lines of "cheating ba$tard cashing in".  The most interesting bit for me was the premise that athletics is where cycling was 15 years ago in terms of drugs and the obvious corruption in football.  No mention of PEDs in rugby though, which are rife.
Title: Re: David Millar speaks
Post by: mattc on January 10, 2016, 03:40:06 pm
Yes, athletics:
The $hit is really starting to hit the fan, particularly in running.

This may be why we get an interview of a convicted doper, from a sport that has been there, done that; cycling has  rebuilt its status as a global spectator sport, even though its highly debateable that the drugs problem is "solved'.

Seb Coe & co can learn a lot from the problems in cycling.

Signed MattC,
A David Millar Fan :P
Title: Re: David Millar speaks
Post by: Morat on February 09, 2016, 07:23:27 pm
Yes, heard that, sat on my drive in the car listening to the last 5 minutes as I was on the way home.

Had a very mixed reception among the Ely club on FB, along the lines of "cheating ba$tard cashing in".  The most interesting bit for me was the premise that athletics is where cycling was 15 years ago in terms of drugs and the obvious corruption in football.  No mention of PEDs in rugby though, which are rife.

I don't quite understand the blindness to PEDs in Rugby. There's a lot of worry about players injuring themselves and the game being too dangerous - but no one at the top seems to be making the obvious link between players becoming bigger and faster than ever before and the drugs busts in every_other_sport. Seems ridiculous to me.
Title: Re: David Millar speaks
Post by: ElyDave on February 20, 2016, 10:15:06 pm
The links are very definitely being made, people are being caught and receiving bans.