Join Date: Sep 2007
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I know drugs have a stranglehold on this sport and everytime a rider test positive it just makes you sick.
However, as a fan of the tour, that has watched every stage for the last couple years, even before I owned a bicycle; I must say I really felt empty at the end of last year's tour. I believe it was the right thing to remove Rasmussen, but when they did it, there was a time trial and 3 flat stages left. I really think Evans & Levi made have riden much different races had they not been forced to chase a drugged up Rasmussen up the hills and instead just had to worry about Contador. Also Contador probably would have riden a different race if he didn't have use himself up chasing Rassmussen.
Also, I miss the team time trial. I realize that Discovery use to dominate it, but I thought it was a great stage and was fun to watch and showed the strengths of the teams. I know Discovery used to gain tons of time, but with them disbanded, I would like to see them bring it back.