That's right, there is a mafia in cycling. This is from an excerpt form and interview with the new American road champion, Tyler Hamilton. He would say more but he's worried about getting banned from more races. He talks about being accepted in the racing community following his suspension and the strain that his suspension has put on his marriage. And he also talks about why he joined Ball at Rock Racing:
I’m not trying to be a rebel or anything. I’ve always enjoyed having a bit longer hair, not so high and tight. And Michael Ball has allowed me to feel that way, to relax a bit, grow some shag, wear some glasses you want to wear. That’s what it’s been like — fun.
I'm certainly not his number 1 fan. But I always appreciate seeing the human side of cyclists. If anyone sees the full interview, I'd be interested in any other gems.