It's a mess that's for sure. Cycling does seem fairly unique in it's ability to shoot itself in the foot over doping. The sport has probably never been cleaner yet what happened 10, 15, 20 years ago is dominating the headlines.
There certainly needs to be a change at the UCI. Although surely such a change has been needed for years but has not been forthcoming. That said the UCI and FIFA seem to have a lot in common, veering from scandal to scandal and back again yet both sports seem to be doing OK. Football in particular...
it is only a matter of time before other sponsors pull their funding
Let's hope not. You have wonder if Rabobank pulled the plug because of a 10 year old scandal or because it was a good excuse. I expect the latter.
As an aside wonder why nobody goes after Indurain?
I agree. I hate hypocrisy. Everybody knew they all took drugs, nobody did much to stop it. I have always believed that Armstrong took drugs, but no more or less than anybody else in the top twenty. That was the sport. He was still a great champion. Now he will be villified and disgraced and who will all his titles be given to? Somebody who took just as much drugs as he did.
It's always the same. The authorities mess up, but when they're found out they don't blame themselves, instead they lash out at those who played the game by the rules they imposed at the time. I believe the authorities are the ones to blame, more than the riders and teams.