The moderator will probably move this thread to the Pro Cycling forum, but I think the latest drug scandal on the eve of the Tour de France is of broader significance. I find it really sad more than anything. I am not a huge sports fan, but really follow Le Tour every year. I was really look forward to this year's race because of its wide-open nature with Lance retired. Now Bass, Ullrich and many other favorites apparently are out. A sad day for cycling. Hopefully it will make the sport stronger in the longrun, but I am skeptical. So much money and fame involved that many apparently can resist the urge to cheat and potentially destroy their health. Very sad.