Lance never tested positive :)
I always wanted to write that........
I think we know; testing is underfunded, testing doesn't work to the extent that we'd like it to, governing bodies are not incentivised to throw their own stars under the bus and that its almost certainly more widespread than cycling and athletics
I don't for one second think that either pro of AG tri is clean, the argument that there is not enough money in tri to make it worthwhile simply doesn't stack up. Steroid use in the UK is now approaching the same transmission levels as IV drug users (http://www.theguardian.com/...abolic-steroid-users
) this for nothing more than looking good
Look at what we have here on a regular basis; female AG'er drafting off / pacing off male team mates to KQ, pro's known as the needle (took about 10 minutes to figure out who that was), drafting becoming endemic, it would take a really twisted sense of logic to convince yourself that drafting is ok but drugs aren't and given the way that individuals view drafting I just don't see them being more righteous about drugs
On a personal level I wouldn't do it, aside from the cheating aspect, I'd actually be more worried about the long term health implications of taking testosterone for example than the thought that I'd be caught and I don't really care enough - I enjoy participating, I'd like to go faster but its not the most important thing in my life but I can see how were I faster, closer to the front and more competitive that I could convince myself that everyone else is doing it, so why not
I suspect that in due course that we will find that swimming is not immune - already huge suspicions about specific individuals and then we have rowing, basically any of the endurance sports, you have to at the very least consider that its a possibility given what we know about how well the drugs work - The Verve were wrong - and the limits of the effectiveness of testing