No, I don't mean we should eat our children... I'm talking season long VDS here...
My proposal is that we unfortunate fools who got suckered by Basso get to replace him before the TdF.
I know, I know... you're thinking "Tough Shit, you gambled and lost... suck it up." We'll if that's the way it goes so be it. But hear me out.
The Giro is over we got a big goose egg for our gullibility on that count. We've paid our dues, we've lost our points and they ain't coming back. Now we're staring the Tour in the grill and I for one could use a boost. Even if we only get 30% on his miserable carcass then that's better than nothing.
I recall that we've been over this and it got shot down before. In fact, I would have been ashamed to replace the lying P.O.S. before the Giro. But now we're past all that. I've done my time in the wilderness, now I want to come back to the fold. If David Millar can gain our sympathy for admitting his mistakes, can't we do the same for dumb shumks like me and so many others who were just too trusting?
I'll be the first to say it. I made a mistake, I should have known that Basso was a rat, I was seduced by visions of a Giro/Tour double and I was wrong. Now give us our mulligan and let's get on with the Tour.