Mix of emotions from runners-up

Bitterness, acceptance from riders who finished behind admitted drug cheats

Updated: November 22, 2013, 4:17 PM ET
By Matthew Beaudin | VeloNews.com

Few men in the American domestic peloton got the short end of the stick quite like Andrew Bajadali did.

Three times at the U.S. national road championships Bajadali was up against riders who later admitted to doping for most of their careers, and three times he lost. One of those losses was in a knockdown sprint against George Hincapie in 2009.

Bajadali was a domestic racer who retired last year, after a final stint with Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies. He was talented, ...

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