Cyclingnews.com covers an interview that Greg Lemond granted to the Colorado Daily Camera, in which he made some drastic recommendations to clean up the sport of cycling.
Some of this has been proposed before: primarily, reworking the UCI, which has known for a long while that doping has been taking place, but only recently started doing something about it.
Other recommendations include sequestering riders before races to limit unauthorized contact, increasing the number of randomly tested riders and lowering the hematocrit limit.
I don't see the point of limiting contact. Riders can dope days before a race and still receive benefit. All that sequestering will do is make them have to get up earlier in the morning.
I'm all for more random testing. If riders start to think that their chances of getting randomly nailed are increasing, they'll be less inclined to take the risk.
He goes on to propose a system in which riders that test positive could plea-bargain by ratting out others in the sport. Hello, Senator McCarthy!
Lemond also managed to get in another dig at Lance Armstrong, saying that he didn't leave because he couldn't get a sponsor, but because investigators are getting more serious. "Guys that are getting away with it don't want to get caught."