Friday, June 30, 2006

TOUR DE FRANCE DOPING SCANDAL -- "But this year's Tour is threatened by another, darker presence not seen in nearly a decade — a sprawling doping scandal. Even before riders began to arrive for the start of the three-week race, Tour officials asked a Spanish team to withdraw, citing police raids in Spain that found banned performance-enhancing drugs and other items that were said to have implicated dozens of top riders and coaches."