On Tuesday we heard the sad news of the death of Edward Eddie B Borysewicz. Ed Hood spoke to ‘Eddie B’ back in 2017. Borysewicz brought US cycling to the pinnacle of success at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics with a boat load of medals. Award winning coach, but with a dark cloud of blood doping over his head.LA Olympics ’84A champion cyclist in Poland who became a coach, moved to the US and coached the US team to their greatest ever medal haul in the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. He was feted as a hero until the blood doping scandal erupted and split the world down the middle; a man who did what he had to do to deliver – or an East European cheat?PEZ: Tell us about your palmars back in Poland.Eddie Borysewicz: I was a bike rider in Poland from 17 to 29. I started as a junior, with nothing. I was National Champion several times, both as a junior and a senior, in pursuit. My best year was 1965 when I won seven races. When I started physical education to be a member of the National cycling team, 1500 candidates competed for 90-some places. This is a very top level job. Many people try to achieve it.Several different doctors check your body, check your blood, check your fitness, and see if you can do the program, because it is very hard, physically, too. After this medical testing 700-800 people are gone, they have no chance. Next,…
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