Friday, June 30, 2006

Tour de France -- Major Blow -- Many of the Top Riders Have Been Suspended or Have Withdrawn

Many of the top riders in this year's Tour de France have either withdrawn or have been suspended due to connections with a doping doctor. It's unfortunate that the cycling world has come to this, where mere association with nefarious characters causes the top cyclists to remove themselves from the world's most famous bike race.

It looks like possibly the top 5 finishers from last year's Tour will not be starting this year's Tour (including, of course, retired 7-time champion Lance Armstrong).