Pedaling Toward Redemption
Are the reputations of some riders too far damaged?
other riders like them: David Zabriskie, Tom Danielson, Christian Vande Velde, are also riding for redemption. For some of those listed the fans have already welcomed them back. For others the jury is out whether they will ever be respected again as professional athletes.
I'm not sure where to draw the line in the sand regarding redemption. Does everyone deserve a second chance or are their offenses too much for a cycling fan to ignore? I'd like to think that everyone deserves another chance. It's up to us to determine if we're going to let them have that one shot at redemption or if they blew it already.