After testing positive for CERA during the 2008 Tour de France, Italian Riccardo Ricco may be making a comeback to cycling. HTC-Columbia’s Mark Cavendish is not happy about Ricco’s return at all. “He’s like a parasite coming back. It’s not just the fact of what he’s done, because everyone can make mistakes, it’s that he’s not even sorry about. It’s the lack of regret for all the damage that he’s done, that’s what upsets me,” said Cavendish. Ricco’s ban was reduced to only 20 months, which may serve to upset Cavendish even more. He didn’t have much else to say about Ricco; “I don’t lie in bed at night and think about Riccardo Riccò,” he said. “It’s insulting to the passion that I have and the others have for cycling … and for someone else to not give a shit about that, it’s incredibly demoralizing to have to compete against that,” he added.
Via Velo News.