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Cycling needs to face its history and future -- honestly

Updated: July 29, 2007, 6:38 PM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

PARIS -- The Spanish philosopher and poet George Santayana is credited with saying that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. It would be interesting to hear what he'd have to say about what happens when you try to make history go away.

Every Tour de France stage begins at Kilometer Zero no matter what happened the day before. The race organizers would have preferred to start the 2007 Tour with a similarly blank slate. That wasn't to be. For every person excised from the ...

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