British Cycling director optimistic in doping fight

British Cycling's director Dave Brailsford was optimistic about cycling's fight against doping in a...

British Cycling's director Dave Brailsford was optimistic about cycling's fight against doping in a press conference on Tuesday.

"There is a younger generation who doesn't want to dope. There has been a shift and a change of culture," Brailsford told a news conference according to Reuters. "One difference is that the riders are starting to self-police and it is becoming unacceptable, they are starting to point the finger at people. That is quite a change from decades ago when doping was almost the norm."

Brailsford noted the impact of recent doping scandals involving riders at the Tour de France and the Giro d'Italia, but said he thought the increased testing was helping.

"Our sport has its issues and we can't get away from that, so the more tests we can do for cyclists and the more people who are caught, the better," said Brailsford.

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