Current leader of the Tour de France Bradley Wiggins doesn't much like it when he gets grouped in with the rest of professional cycling's dopers. Asked how he feels about those accusing him and his Team Sky teammates using steroids—or whatever other high tech potions cyclists inject into themselves these days—he said they were merely trying to justify their own "bone-idleness," "because they can't ever imagine applying themselves to do anything in their lives." A sharp retort.
Oh, and he also called them "cunts" and "wankers."" Here's the full quote, tweeted out by Richard Moore (@richardmoore73):
"I say they're just fucking wankers. I cannot be doing with people like that.
It justifies their own bone-idleness because they can't ever imagine applying themselves to do anything in their lives.
It's easy for them to sit under a pseudonym on Twitter and write that sort of shit, rather than get off their arses in their own lives and apply themselves and work hard at something and achieve something. And that's ultimately it. Cunts."
Cheeky! And, as Moore noted, a little more convincing than the limp "I never tested positive" defense often given by other cyclists.
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