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Kimmage: Drugs still affect cycling
16 Apr 2014 20:08
Cycling still has more progress to be made in its fight against doping, according to journalist and former professional rider Paul Kimmage.
Kimmage made his comments on RTÉ Radio One’s Today with Sean O’Rourke programme ahead of the Giro d’Italia coming to Ireland in May.
He said: “There is still certainly a lot of questions over the sport, and how clean the sport [is], and how real the competition we’re going to see will be when it comes here in May.”
Kimmage claimed that in the Paris Roubaix a couple of days ago, a vial of pills dropped from a racer’s pocket during a crash.
“Now the point about it is this, rather than being specific to any rider or individual, it’s a general problem that still persists in the sport, that hasn’t gone away, despite what a lot of people say, with [...] Lance Armstrong. And that still needs to be addressed.
“The sport has made some progress in that regard, but there’s still more to be done.”

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