Views expressed below are those of Sammy McNally…..our Cycling Correspondent
‘Honestly they’re just f*cking w*nkers. I can’t be doing with people like that..’
So spaked the boy Bradley when a journalist asked him what he thought of those who believed the Tour de France was still a drugs fest. The Londoner later went on to become the first Briton to win the tour and then captured Olympic Gold.
Over twenty years earlier when Dubliner Stephen Roche won the Tour, the boul Stephen was not best pleased when his fellow countryman, Paul Kimmage, cycling journalist (and former pro cyclist) suggested that doping was a matter of fact occurence in cycling. The implication taken by Roche and Seán Kelly was that Kimmage was indirectly accusing them of cheating.