The Tour de France or Tour de Wiggins?

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07/13/2012| 0 comments
by Neil Browne
Roadcycling.com's 2012 Tour de France analysis continues. Already the Tour de France looks to have a winner, but there are still some scraps at the table for the others. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Roadcycling.com's 2012 Tour de France analysis continues. Already the Tour de France looks to have a winner, but there are still some scraps at the table for the others. Photo Fotoreporter Sirotti.

The Tour de France or Tour de Wiggins?

Already the Tour de France looks to have a winner, but there are still some scraps at the table for the others.

their bus to avoid the press. The Twitter tussle with the significant others and questions being raised regarding team Sky's doctor Geert Leinders. Doctor Leinders worked for Rabobank during the 2007 Tour when Michael Rasmussen was fired, in addition to being kicked out of the Tour de France due to violating the UCI's whereabouts rule - a stipulation that requires athletes to register with the governing body their location. It's a LoJack system but for athletes. All of this made answering ugly doping questions from the press something to be avoided. This resistance to answering questions and hiding in the team bus is reminiscent of another team that dominated the Tour. Hopefully that's where the comparison will end.

While accusations and doping innuendo swirled around Wiggins and his team, he posted a column in the Guardian UK responding to the accusations. I thought it was a well written piece and it gave me pause. I'm hoping what he wrote is true and Sky becomes more transparent. We'll have to wait until Paris.

Covington, Georgia is known as the filming location for the iconic television show, The Dukes of Hazard. However, the town wants to be known for more than being the location of downtown of Hazard County.

On August 4th there will be another type of vehicle taking over the streets of Covington - bikes. Just 25 miles east of Atlanta this picturesque town will host various rides from 13, 30, 62 and 100 miles. There will be food stops along the way in addition to friendly course marshals to keep you on track. Don't worry if the temperatures get too hot for you, there is SAG support for those who need it. Sign up for the Covington Century Ride online at www.covingtoncenturyride.com.

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