San Francisco Chronicle columnist Gwen Knapp writes in today’s paper the same thing I’ve been saying: police work is doing the heavy lifting in anti-doping work. She thinks drug testing is less than useful, whereas I think it has its place. But we agree that law enforcement puts some fear in people.
In related news, several top cyclists are facing possible suspensions, and Tyler Hamilton may never race again. Belgian authorities have arrested sprinter Erik Wymeersch on drug possession and distribution charges.
I’m also noticing a lot of people missing the irony: the more people get caught using PEDs, the cleaner sports get.