• Doug Ingram

    You wrote “upon reflection I would have said it much differently”. Are you going to do that, ie write another piece now that you’ve reflected on things? I’m interested to read it, if you do, as it might help me to feel a bit less confused about things.

    I found it easy to condemn Armstrong when he (finally) confessed, because he comes across as an arrogant prick (to put it as finely as I can). With Stuart O’Grady, I find myself now wondering what to think, because SOG seems to be a nice guy, is looked up to by junior riders, and he won Paris-Roubaix, etc. His retirement had me thinking of him with a warm glow, but I now figure that his retirement was announced because he saw the French senate report a’comin.

    So, will write another piece about SOG?

    • http://www.cyclingTipsBlog.com cyclingTips

      Hi Doug, I don’t really want to flog a dead horse so I don’t think I’ll write another piece. I think everyone will have made up their minds on what to think about the likes of O’Grady and no matter what I say, there will be just as many people agreeing and disagreeing. The one part that I would like to make absolutely 100% clear is my abhorrence towards doping in sport. This didn’t seem to come through clearly when hastily writing that post.

    • http://davidjohnstone.net/ David

      I think I’m coming from roughly the same position as Wade, and I wrote something that took a bit longer than 15 minutes to write: http://davidjohnstone.net/blog/2013/07/on-ogrady-and-cyclings-dark-history

  • PatFitzy

    Brilliant video, love it, Thx.
    Original article still works for me.

  • biker8337

    I may be wrong but as SOG tells it he stopped taking EPO 2 weeks before the tour. EPO remains detectible on a persons blood for 2-3 days after injection. He tested “suspicious” at the end of the 2nd week of the tour. 3-4 weeks AFTER he supposedly stopped taking EPO.

    • Bill F

      How can you tell when a pro cyclist is lying? His lips are moving.

  • eyepatch

    What I don’t get is why people are treating this so very differently from how the treated Lance Armstrong. Not to necro a dead horse, but is there a difference of magnitude I’m missing? People seem so much more ready to move on from SOG than from Armstrong.