It’s inescapable. The doping scars of the peloton run deep, and despite our best efforts to move on, we can’t block our ears to the past and live in blissful ignorance. In the last two weeks, the 10th anniversary of Marco Pantani’s death, and the impending release of Stuart O’Grady’s autobiography have forced the cycling community to again think about the legacy of fallen stars, and the history of the sport in the context of doping.
A dopy generation.. Richard Virenque, Lance Armstrong and Jan Ullrich. (Getty Images)