Friday, June 30, 2006


Three of the leading contenders for winning the Tour de France have been suspended by their respective teams on the eve of its start for alleged contacts with a Spanish physican who has confessed to running sophisticated stealth doping programs for at least 58 professional cyclists. Gone is former winner Jan Ullrich, last year's runner-up Ivan Basso, Francisco Mancebo, and Joseba Beloki. The scandal is described as a catastrophe for professional cycling. Are these riders really guilty or guilty by accusation/association? Read my comments on my blog -- The Tour de France for the Rest of Us.

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