Shopping in Tawa
I was pleased to read about plans to revitalise Tawa’s business district. In these days of massive supermarkets, local businesses can easily get squeezed out and sadly that seems to have been happening in Tawa. Therefore it was good to read that the community is fighting back and that local businesses have been meeting with politicians to devise ways of getting shoppers back on to Tawa streets. Here’s hoping their endeavours pay off. The last thing Tawa needs is to have a couple of huge supermarkets and almost nothing else. that the sport’s laws were being broken and that cyclists were resorting to performanceenhancing drugs, yet no-one had the will to do anything about it.
I must say that it dents one’s enthusiasm for a sport when champions who have been revered (such as Eddie Merckx, Jacques Anquetil and Lance Armstrong) turn out to have been systematic cheaters.
I agree with the writer of the story in that as a result, every winner of the Tour de France now comes under suspicion, justified or not.
What on Earth were the sport’s leading administrators doing all those years, or were they happy to oversee a sport full of hypocrites, cheats and liars?