Good news for the cycling fans all over shaken up by the dope confessions of legendary rider Lance Armstrong. David Miller, the reformed British drug user has lately claimed that presently he feels cycling as one among the cleanest of sports. Added to his latest claim, Millar stressed that however, it would take another decade to gain back the credibility in cycling given the surpassed amount of dope scandals coming into light in the recent times- especially the shattering confession of Armstrong’s drug consumptions which helped him to earn the coveted yellow jersey in Tour de France from 1999-2005.
While attending a session in a Madrid anti-dope agency forum, the British pro emphasized that the present genre cyclists are geared for a clean race sans any kind drug consumption for enhancing their performance in the championships.
“We have already cleaned up the sport and professional cycling can now be taken as one among the cleanest of sports across the world. We have brought in the goodness of anti-doping culture lately as otherwise cycling was about to die down. But again it might take another scandal free (dope scandal) ten years from now on to regain back the credibility and faith of the public in cycling”, Millar said.
Added to the statement, Millar expressed that he believes that the winners from last 3 Grand Tours- Bradley Wiggins (2012 Tour de France), Ryder Hesjedal (Giro d’Italia) & Alberto Contador (Vuelta e Espana) have achieved a clean victory. He further stressed that he felt that probably this is the 1st time in cycling history that all of the 3 Grand Tour winners had been honest & clean in one single year. “However, given the legacy left by Lance Armstrong, a great number of people won’t be sure of these achievements”, remarked the British pro.