Mark Cavendish finally shook off an illness and a drop in form to earn his 24th career stage win at the Tour de France on Wednesday and close the gap on rival Peter Sagan for the top sprinter's green jersey.
Former Tour de France rider Remy Di Gregorio and another suspect were placed under preliminary investigation in connection with a doping investigation when they appeared in Marseille court on Thursday, a judicial officer said.
T-Mobile's demise is putting Bob Stapleton in a position he wasn't fully ready to accept, at the forefront of cycling's anti-doping reform movement. But the American is ready to put his heart, and money, where his mouth is.
It was all sprints and strategy Wednesday at the Tour before word got out about Patrik Sinkewitz's flunked drug test. It's a sad commentary for yet another team owner that must face the reality of a doping culture.