(ANSA) – ROME, JUL 15 – “Everyone still lives inside a big lie. Today medical support is much wider, so you can run almost at the same level as doped people. But this medical support scares me almost more than doping”. Thus Christophe Bassons, one of the riders who denounced the use of doping in the world of cycling, in an interview with the Sueddeutsche Zeitung, and immediately relaunched by the Spanish newspaper Marca. “Between a small therapeutic dose of Epo, 20 or 30 tablets a day to run a Tour de France, think for a moment what could be more dangerous. Cycling would gain enormous credibility if runners told exactly what to put in their bodies each day. “added the champion of clean cycling. “Today the psychological pressure is monstrous,” adds Bassons, who later reveals of when he was offered two contracts: one if he was clean and another if he was doped. “The salary of the second was 10 times higher”, he adds “I spent years without speaking in the squad, not even with my teammates – he says -. They also offered me 40,000 euros a month if I took drugs with the Epo, 10 times more than I earned, but they didn’t succeed. “
According to the former runner, prostitutes also put pressure on him: “The women took me to the hotel to cheat on my wife. They tried to make me do forbidden things, but I never gave up. They tried to accuse me, but they didn’t. they managed to catch me. ” (HANDLE).
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