With this year's Tour of Utah Pro Cycling event, will there be dope testing (both blood and urinalysis) of these athletes during the competition?
Ethics in professional sports is non-existent virtually, and in some instances, literally.
It is reasonably certain that these riders - at least the lead riders - will have performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) in their bodies if race officials circumvent such testing. This is not an accusation, but an observation based on the history of this sport. Professional cycling is one of the dirtiest activities on earth.
If race officials do indeed perform drug testing, the riders will still very likely be charged up on PEDs and utilize this particular sport's traditionally tried-and-true methods of defeating positive test results. Admittedly, there are no easy answers with this issue, but sponsors should be given notice that their products and services will be ignored if they support cheaters.
Kevin Seager Layton