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The f'ing Tour

I'm so sick of the Tour Organization. Golden Boy Lance (aka Bubba the Douche) was under investigation and the Tour let him start. The UCI has yet to suspend anyone but yet the Tour takes matters into their own hands? I don't care if they're the promoter of the event, every last rider should sit on the starting line and refuse to roll until order is brought back to the peloton.
 

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I can see the TDF's point of view on this one, IF they indeed have the evidence. This won't be known to the general public and cycling community perhaps for a while. BUT, if they indeed have the evidence, then it's certainly in their best interest to protect the sport. It just sucks for guys like Vinikourov (sp?) who were clean but had to sit out due to the fact that their teams didn't have enough riders left to compete. Those guys should be furious either with their teammates, or the TDF officials...depending on what shakes out after this quagmire. Bottom line is, if there is evidence of guys cheating, and I mean GOOD, solid evidence, then something must be done. I just hope they didn't jump the gun and send innocent guys home scrambling to protect their reputations and livelihoods.
 

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I thought it was the team directors that decided to pull riders who's names where mention in the investigation, not the tour. It's unfortunate, but it opens the door for the dark horse riders now.
 

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Yeah, I think you're right Softbutt (sorry, but I can't help but giggle here :D ), but I think for the team directors to pull their own guys probably indicates strong evidence against these riders. It's just a big mess no matter how you choose to look at it.
 
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