Why is it always cycling that gets dragged through the mire when there’s doping in sport to report on? I’m not denying that there’s been an appalling amount of drug abuse in cycling over the years, but it’s hardly the only sport you could say that about. So the IOC have reported that there are seven positive tests for CERA EPO and/or Insulin from last years’ Olympics. Two were apparently medalists, one of them a gold medalist from athletics, and one a cyclist. What a surprise then that it is Davide Rebellin’s name that has been leaked first, thereby ensuring that it is once again cycling that takes the brunt of the initial press exposure of the story. It was the same with Operation Puerto in 2006. There were a large number of athletes from a range of sports implicated in that investigation, but it was only cyclists who were publicly named and subsequently punished. It’s still rumbling on too, with Alessandro Valverde. And all the other athletes from all the other sports? Well they all got away with it, didn’t they? Presumably because cheating in those sports doesn’t really matter.