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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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“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.
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“The sport has made some progress in that regard, but there’s still more to be done.”
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