Seriously, I did not make this up.
Christian Vandevelde, he of le dopage Americain, is to be the president of the new Association of North American Professional Road Cyclists (ANAPRC).
At the time he received his suspension (6 months, bless, received for ‘admitting’ he doped on US EPOstal), he whimpered:
“I’m very sorry for the mistakes I made in my past and I know that forgiveness is a lot to ask for. I know that I have to earn it and I will try, every day, to deserve it – as I have, every day, since making the choice to compete clean. I will never give up on this sport, and I will never stop fighting for its future.”
Vandevelde’s so special he gets his own page on Dopeology.
Whatever you think about him returning or receiving only 6 months, surely a former doper who only came out and ‘confessed’ because his boss (JV, another former doper, see where we are going here?) told everyone he had, isn’t the best choice to represent all North American pros?
Even if you’re kinda ok with all that trimmed suspension garbage?
What do the non-dopers think of that?
Yowzers. Beggars belief.
But then when Gianni Bugno, top doper of the past, is the head honcho of the world pro association (Cyclistes Professionels Associés), should we really be surprised by anything?
The answer is no. Angry, yes, surprised, no.
And well done to CyclingSnooze who yet again report this stuff without whiff of even the faintest opinion.
Awesome work guys. Surely you should get Liggett on board, you’d make cosy bedfellows.
Bugno’s rap sheet, again from the excellent Dopeology.