Tour de France Round Up

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07/23/2013| 0 comments
by Neil Browne
The pavement of the Champs-Élysées didn't get a chance to cool down after the Tour de France before the rumors and revelations started A.S.O.

Tour de France Round Up

The pavement of the Champs-Élysées didn't get a chance to cool down before the rumors and revelations started.

riders suspected or charged with doping is quite staggering.

As we count down to the release of the names of the 44 doped riders, people have asked why should these names be released at all? Once those names are published there’s no way for the accused to defend themselves. It’s quite simple why we need to: If we don’t acknowledge the past, we’re doomed to repeat it.

Continuing to hide the past only enables those who were riders in that dirty era to continue their dirty ways in the present. Look at the rosters of teams. Many are still involved in some capacity. Others have taken roles in media, which is quite shocking to me. To some it will seem unfair and there’s a valid argument. However, the lies of the past are too big to hide and the price must be paid.

The Tour de France peloton finished their celebratory laps around the Champs-Élysées and the speculations had started to fly from rider transfers to doping accusations. I expect this month will be quite revealing.

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