Ok, I know Lance is Lance, and love him or hate him, he's a pretty superhuman individual, but should that superhumanness extend to there being one set of rules for him and one for everyone else? The UCI are letting him race in Adelaide in the Tour Down Under in January, two weeks before his mandatory 6 month period before he's allowed to race is up. How do the UCI expect to be taken seriously? Yes, it is only two weeks, but with the mess cycling is in at the moment, can they really afford to be seen to bend the rules? I mean it's a slippery slope, right. Would they have let Basso race in the World Champs if he'd asked, and pointed out that it was only 3 weeks before his ban was lifted? Why not? If it was another rider in Lancey's situation, would they be so generous? What's the point of having rules, especially ones that are designed to eliminate dope-cheats, if you bend them as soon as it is beneficial for the organisation to do so?
Right, that was my rant for the day ...and I am secretly going to go and watch Lance race when he gets down here, but that's not the point :)
...And here is something completely irrelevant and pointless, but it looks nice :)