So imagine my excitement when my ex- Sister in Law called me from Suffolk, Va., to inform me that Missy Giove came to speak in my niece’s Women’s History class and that she lived in town. Next thing I know, I’m invited to a cookout that Missy Giove is invited to as well. I am beside myself with excitement. That BBQ is to take place in a couple of weeks.
Missy, having been retired from cycling for several years now, has drifted into anonymity with regards to cycling news… until this morning. I start every day with my daily check of cycling news websites. I opened Velonews.com this morning and the word “Giove” instantly caught my eye on the homepage. But, it wasn’t good. She had been arrested with 2 others in New York transporting 400 pounds of marijuana. Maximum penalty: 40 years. Minimum: 10.
I’m so pissed. Does this mean she can’t make it to the BBQ?
One more thing, quickly. Apparently one of the DEA agents was testing lines for Law and Order when he allegedly, knowing her Championship background, felt the need to insert himself in a move of classlessness by stating, “drug trafficking can lead you downhill fast.”
*Cue theme music …roll the credits…and, fade to black*