The reigning champion of the Tour is three time winner Alberto Contador from Spain. He's also one of the people who has faced those unfounded rumors of doping. But Contador not only fought back, he won.
Yaroslav Popovych was in Austin on Friday to help Lance Armstrong, his former teammate, raise more than $3.1 million that weekend's Livestrong Challenge. Then the charity event morphed into a scene out of America's Most Wanted.
The AP's decision to revote on Cushing's award has been attacked as an inappropriate attempt to rewrite history and a threat to the finality of awards. Will this precedent open the door to future re-votes? Perhaps, but why is that a bad thing?
While there may be widespread support for cleansing sport of doping, we should consider why we spend time prohibiting performance enhancement when we ask athletes to break the known limits of human capability.