Saturday, July 25, 2009

New Poll: Who's Holding?

So we as a group correctly divined the Contador was going to ride away with the Tour, though I'm not sure anyone would have predicted that he would do so this decisively. Nevertheless, we gets our props.

Now it's time for one of the less savory bits of Tour-spectating, waiting for the proverbial other shoe to drop, which of course always comes in the form of doping revelations. While no one has yet been popped for doping in this race (for the first time in recorded history, I believe), that doesn't mean that it's not going to happen in the next few weeks, a la Floyd in 2006, or Di Luca following the Giro.

So who will it be? Who are we missing? Who is most likely to get caught with a needle in his arm?

One final note, for those of you racing for Huck-a-Buck glory at Lake Crabtree tomorrow, I've heard that Happy Fun Racing will be instituting post-race checks of your biological passports, so make sure you're ready. (Though in this case I think they'd be most likely to throw you out if you weren't on some sort of substance.)

[Edit, 7/28: It looks like the French lab rats are starting to leak that there might be some problems. Read about it on VeloNews.]

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