Jalabert abandons, Barloworld dumps cycling
July 19, 2008
Those are two stories.
Nicolas Jalabert of the Agritubel team has abandoned the Tour de France.
And team Barloworld has decided that it will cease sponsorship of cycling effective the day after the end of the 2008 Tour de France.
Jalabert was just tired and he decided enough was enough with Alps coming tomorrow.
Barloworld made their move because their rider – and the winner of the time trial in stage 6 – tested positive for EPO. And their company policy forbids drug use. So, to be consistent they cannot rightly keep paying riders if any of those riders are using drugs.
Idiot riders! Stupid doping.