Evans says cycling deserves credit for anti-doping
Updated: August 12, 2011, 03:43
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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Tour de France champion Cadel Evans says cycling deserves more credit for its efforts to combat the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Evans said Friday that the UCI, the world cycling federation, still has more work to do - "I won't say it's a never-ending fight, but it's a complicated job like fighting crime in modern society.''
The Australian, speaking after a parade in his honor in Melbourne, said "you can't eliminate it completely, but they're doing well and I'm just a bit sorry they're not praised for their efforts just a little bit more - a little bit of encouragement and optimism.''