Retiring Cyclist Nicole Cooke Blasts DopersBy Rocky Thompson on January 15th, 2013
Professional cyclist Nicole Cooke announced her retirement from the sport yesterday in a well-used press conference. She blasted Tyler Hamilton and Lance Armstrong as well as female cyclist Geneviève Jeanson who finished ahead of her in races while admittedly doping. She makes a good case:
“While I earned $80,000 in my best years at the peak of my career, she was making $400,000. Now she has ‘confessed’ and this is newsworthy. They are going to make a film and Jeanson, who cheated, will make money from others for a second time, telling the tale of how she robbed and lied. I can’t help thinking that the cheats win on the way up and the way down.”
But the best quote from the conference: “And when Lance Armstrong ‘cries’ on Oprah later this week and she passes him the tissue, spare a thought for all those genuine people who walked away with no rewards – just shattered dreams.”
And speaking of Lance being a total dick, The Sunday Times took out an ad in The Chicago Tribune listing 10 questions they’d like Oprah to ask the guy.