Jonathan Vaughters admits doping, calls for stronger anti-doping laws in powerful New York Times column

Jonathan Vaughters

When Jonathan Vaughters talks about doping in bike racing, people listen.

After all, the former professional racing cyclist now manages the Garmin-Sharp team, which has taken an agressive stance against doping, testing its athletes weekly to show they’re clean.

But Vaughters didn’t come to this decision without some personal pain. It turns out he doped at the same time so many other riders doped during the late ’90s. As he put it in a powerful column in The New York Times:

“I chose to dope. I am sorry for that decision, and I deeply regret it. The guilt I felt led me to retire from racing and start a professional cycling team where that choice was taken out of the equation through rigorous testing and a cultural shift that emphasized racing clean above winning.”

Read the column and let us know what you think.

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