This is the haul seemingly recovered from two Rusvelo riders after they stayed with a host for the Tour of America’s Dairyland race in June.

Even if it is all legal something’s wrong if young riders on well-financed development squads are travelling to races with this in their luggage.

I’d hesitate to say there is nothing wrong, but this is simply the reality of what happens when sport becomes about money and the necessity to satisfy the sponsors. 

Sport in all its forms is less now about the actual competition than it is about satisfying the economic imperatives necessitated by sponsorship deals and the hunger for publicity.

It’s naive to think we can ever return to the time of the gentleman athlete, but perhaps the rise in amateur participation shows that there is a hunger on the part of the rest of us to see clean competitions for competition sake again.