I’ve written a couple posts on one of my “least favorite people that I don’t really know”, Ivan Stevic. I don’t like him because when he came to the US, fleeing from Italy, because his apartment had been raided and drugs found, he proceeded to beat up on the domestic peloton in a prickish way. He took no mercy and was arrogant doing it. Here is a link to many of Ivan’s antics.
Last year, at the Richmond Worlds, supposedly Ivan was bowing out of the sport. He rode the World Championships for Serbia, got into the main break of the day, then did a swan song show, bowing to the crowd before getting caught, then ejected from the field. I said good riddance.
But no, the dude is still lurking around. I don’t know how, but somehow the guy is racing the Olympic Road Race in Rio. WTF? This guy was caught red handed selling EPO and other drugs in Italy, came to the US and took way over a 100 grand of domestic salary and prize money from our riders, and now he is riding the Olympics, again.
Our sport has no ability to police itself. That is a fact. I have to agree with Oleg Tinkov that the double standards that the UCI imposes on a daily routine is a joke. His latest Instagram below.
Anyway, tune into the Olympics, this Saturday, August 6th to watch Ivan going around in circles with Chris Froome and buddies. What a farce.