Discussion

The Tour de France is still marvelous, and cleaner than you think

Many of the big names can't race in this year's Tour de France, but Jim Caple is still stoked about it. Story

Updated: July 3, 2008, 3:40 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

The biggest problem with cycling's drug-testing program is that it is too damn effective.

Seriously, everyone says they are for comprehensive, rigid drug testing, but when push comes to shove, how many fans really want it? Consider the field for this year's Tour de France, which starts Saturday. Thanks to the recent doping scandals, the Tour will start for the second straight year without the cyclist who crossed the finish line first in Paris the previous year.

Alberto ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

ESPN TOP HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM