SLO resident Bob Stapleton hopes his new cycling team becomes a model for the sport, with a big emphasis on clean competition
By Tad Weber
Professional cycling has been rocked in the past two years by doping scandals that have sent riders packing in disgrace, stripped champions of titles and removed entire teams from competition.
The Tour de France, the world’s premier cycling race, was shocked further last week when organizers disqualified the Astana team from competing this summer because of past doping issues. That knocked out Alberto Contador, who won last year’s race, and American Levi Leipheimer, who took third.
Enter Bob Stapleton. A former telecommunications executive who now lives in San Luis Obispo and bases his Team High Road here, Stapleton seeks nothing less than to make cycling pure again.
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