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Can clean cyclists be dominant?

Potential stars exist, but are demands of clean racing too much to overcome?

Updated: December 2, 2013, 4:09 PM ET
By Andrew Hood | VeloNews.com

Vincenzo Nibali of the Astana team came tantalizingly close this season to doing something that hasn't been done in cycling in a long time: win two grand tours in the same year.

After barnstorming to victory in the Giro d'Italia, Nibali ran into a brick wall in the form of 42-year-old Chris Horner at the Vuelta a España, where Horner became the oldest grand tour winner in history and relegated Nibali to runner-up status.

Winning two grand tours in one season is ...

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