Bollocks! Riis reinstated as ’96 Tour winner

Posted: July 4, 2008 in cycling, Road, tour de france
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Druggie Riis

Riis

It looks like Tour de France race organisers are reinstating Bjarne Riis as the winner of the 1996 Tour de France.

Due to the fact that his admission came eleven-years (a year after the ten-year limitation period) after he won the event, according to race rules it cannot influence the end result. Plus, Riis was never stripped off his title officially by the International Cycling Union.

What a load of bollocks!! The guy cheated his way to victory – how can he be called a winner? The TdF organisers should be using this as an opportunity to make an example of him and show riders that even after the event, if they are caught cheating, they will be stripped of their title, should they win.

He might be ‘clean’ now and the Director of Team CSC-Saxo Bank, but he has lost all my respect as a fellow cyclist!

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