Thursday, July 20, 2006

Element of crime: Tour de France

I'm starting a new series today:

Element Of Crime vs. Element Of Decency.

That's the story about good or bad, black or white, devil or angel.
Zwei Herzen schlagen, ach, in meiner Brust. Two hearts are beating in my breast.
The story of good or bad is one of the neverending stories of mankind. Both sides can be interesting and thrilling. What drives people, animals or things to turn to one or the other side? I will think about it and write about it from time to time.

Element of crime: Tour de France

I'm following the stage of today on a live ticker at the moment. The American driver Floyd Landis is leading with about 8 minutes.
The same Floyd Landis that had a breakdown yesterday, when he has lost about 10 minutes and was left to rank 11th. He had led the Tour the day before........and will come back today?
So come on and tell me, that this is all because of water, pasta and vegetables.
Almost all favourites were eliminated before the Tour de France because of overwhelming doping suspects. That included the top favourites Ivan Basso and the German Jan Ullrich.
Floyd Landis came from the Discovery Channel team of Lance Armstrong to his present team Phonak. Yes, Lance Armstrong sevenfold winner and all time leader of victories of the Tour de France (1999-2005). But also burdened with massive allegations of drug use.

Professional cycling is inhuman and supernatural simultaneously. There are reasons to believe that it is impossible to win important races without doping.
But what a life is this to live? You have to ruin your health to become successfull?
But maybe that's the quintessence of professional sports as a whole. I know that is disenchanting. You are one step from prison................Element of crime!


Blogger Cindy-Lou said...

Some people will do anything to leave their mark on the world, I guess.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Konrad said...

Well, that's absolutely right! But it's so sad if you have to do it this way!!

8:55 AM  

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