Ivan Basso was handed a 21 month suspension from professional cycling.
My personal thought is that this is fair. I don’t trust his admission that he never actually cheated, just looked into it but it can’t really be proven either way. I hope this puts a scare into other cheaters and it’s a positive step. I’ve noticed a lot of cyclists with “stomach” problems this year pulling out of races and such. My first thought is that this is a masking attempt, but I’ve got no real science behind that.
Here’s to a clean Tour de France and future racing. The fans and sponsors deserve it.
On your left cleanly,