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Coming Clean: Cycling's Watershed Moment

Lance Armstrong's admission last week that he cheated during his career is a watershed moment for cycling and creates an opportunity for real reform.


Lance Armstrong's admission last week that he cheated during his cycling career will have profound repercussions through the sport that goes far beyond doping. Armstrong painted a picture of a sporting hierarchy that supported a culture of doping, a clear indication of a lack of good governance.

This is a watershed moment for cycling and creates an opportunity for real reform. Although the Armstrong confession does not answer many of the key questions about how cycling is run, it shows the need for a transparent and inclusive reform process to help world cycling build a reputation for honesty and accountability.

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