This article is from Cyclingnews.com from yesterday. It is about Phil Zajicek’s, now ongoing, problem with an alleged purchase of EPO and HGH from Joe Papp. I have been following this process and getting small bits of information, true and/or make believe, from lots of different people.
What I didn’t understand and what I still don’t understand is why Velonews hasn’t addressed the news. It is important cycling news. One of the best riders in the US, the last few years, turns up in this investigation and Velonews originally refuses to release his name and now, after the story has already been printed, hasn’t addressed it once again. I gave them a day get-out-of-jail card here, but this is just wrong. This should of been addressed. As America’s predominate cycling publication, I believe they have an obligation to address this.
I’m wondering what the reason is here. I’m wondering if it is the “Friends of Velonews Club”. Or maybe the “Boulder Cyclists Coalition”. I don’t know. I called Neal Rogers out on this, maybe somewhat early, on the Chuck Coyle issue. There are tons of unanswered questions we all have from that still. But, not reporting the Phil Zajicek situation is in a timely (instant) manner is very unprofessional.
I’m pretty sure that there isn’t an explanation that they could come up with that could appease my outrage.