Christian Vande Velde has been at peace for some time now. This week seals it.
It is the question no rider can escape at the Tour: Why should we believe any of them are clean? Bonnie D. Ford found most cyclists have toiled with the answer amid frustration of wondering why anyone would want to tarnish the sport.
As another Tour de France is set to get under way, cycling is holding its collective breath in hopes that the worst is behind and a new era of increased credibility and prosperity is dawning.
Hoping to breathe fresh life into the scandal-rocked Tour, organizers Thursday revealed a few new twists in the 2008 route.