Le Tour in Turmoil
A doping scandal knocked Tour de France favorites Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso out of the race Friday and threw the world’s most glamorous cycling event into chaos.
Holy crap. I was all set to post something about the Tour de France starting tomorrow and how excited I was to watch, but now…I’m stunned. Not only are Jan Ullrich and Ivan Basso, two of the top favorites, out of the competition, but so is Francisco Mancebo, last year’s fourth place finisher. There could dozens of other riders removed from the race on suspicion of doping.
I’m drained. I still want to watch the race, but without the favorites, I really don’t have the same enthusiasm for it.