In some ways, it makes sense that professional cyclists resort to doping to complete impossibly difficult courses in ridiculous times to gain cash and fame. But why are weekend warriors doping, motoring, and hacking their way into the world of phony time trials and tribulations? The Guardian’s Simon Usborne on Dope and glory: the rise of cheating in amateur sport: “Social media has combined with disposable incomes, vanity and the dirty example of the Armstrong era to create a new normal for many amateurs. But what motivates the no-name cheats among us?” (Probably the same thing that motivates the middle-aged, middling athlete to trade in his banana seat and bell-bottoms for a feather light racing bike and logo’d spandex.)

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