Rough Ride

During the early 2000’s when Lance Armstrong was dominating the Tour de France and making cycling popular I remember my cousin teasing me that he was doping. I was completely and willfully blinded by the comeback story and the amazing feats to riding.

Once it came out that he was a cheat I was devastated and I still don’t look the same at professional cycling.

In 2014 a documentary was made called Rough Rider about Paul Kimmage a former pro cyclist who had written about doping in 1990. Its an interesting documentary as it covers multiple decades of the problem with doping in cycling. It also presents an emotional story of Paul’s tenuous relationship with a sport that he loves and reviles.


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