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2012-10-16 09:35:29 | スポーツ
今朝、BBCラジオで放送された、"Peddlers - Cycling's Dirty Truth."

BBC Sport ツイッターより。

French cyclist Christophe Bassons: "I was offered bigger contract if I took dope & EPO. I chose a smaller contract as I didn't want to."

Lance Armstrong's ex-team-mate Tyler Hamilton: "The first PED I took was a small, red pill which was testosterone. I knew what it was..."... I was told I had to take it now, in a small window, and by the next race it would not be traceable. It wasn't cheating... (cont)" "I felt different in the next race. I wasn't Superman, but I knew I had recovered thanks to the help of the team doctor."

More Hamilton: "I knew others were taking this stuff, white lunch bags were being passed around. Later I found out what was in them: EPO." "I wasn't proud of my actions. I felt guilt, but there was excitement as I was being invited up to the team's next level." "If you took dope you could feel like your were bending steel. People say it made you feel no different, but that's a lie." "It's like drinking a pot of coffee having never had coffee at all. It's like nitro-fuel." "I travelled from Valencia on Lance Armstrong's jet. I found out about it all the day before..." "One day off then to Valencia to have the blood sucked out. It was taken out of my arm, refrigerated, then at a later date...

Hamilton cont: "... it is put back in. If you combine being very fit with having red blood cells you can do some damage in cycling." "I was scared all the time. I was effective in cycling, but I was never comfortable with the transfusions..." "I wore a hat, sunglasses, used a private phone. I did not want to be seen. But I knew it was what I had to do to compete."

Tyler Hamilton explains how he would "get on my hands and knees and crawl around" to avoid drug testers when they called at his house.

British Pro Cycling magazine editor Jeremy Whittle: "This was so everyday for these riders, like stealing a pen from work."

Hamilton: "I realised if I came clean I'd have to tell the whole truth - that whole truth is 60 other lives. It was breaking the code."

Matt DeCanio, ex-cyclist: "I wanted to ride on Postal Service and I later found out they didn't want me because I was shooting my mouth." "If you're outspoken they would not take me, they would take someone less good but quieter." "I realised that I had to dope. That was the decision I did make, and that was the decision I shouldn't have made," DeCanio adds."I felt bad, I had a conscience. I literally could not look at myself in the mirror. I hated myself, I was disgusted."

French cyclist Christophe Bassons: "Nobody talked to me after I talked to a newspaper. I was depressed for six months..." "I was crying all the time. I was in a really bad way."

Emma O'Reilly, Lance Armstrong's former masseuse: "I once used concealer to cover up syringe marks on Lance before a photocall."

Olympic road racer David Millar: "Cycling has moved on so far through the incredible hard work of a lot of people who want to change this."

Millar cont: "This is a scoop to the public, but we've known things for so long. If you want to make change in sport, you do it yourself."

Dr Michael Ashenden, a blood doping in cycling specialist: "It's so easy for people to dope, unfortunately, in sport..." "The products are so available and so affordable. There's a massive incentive and a complicit media who have not done enough to expose it."

Blood doping expert is "flabbergasted" at top cycling official's suggestion Lance Armstrong never took illegal drugs



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