Tour de France Kicks Off Amid Scandals

As the 94th Tour de France kicked off in London on Saturday, 189 riders pedaled away in search of the famed yellow leader's jersey. But from a fan's perspective, something was missing. Floyd Landis, the 2006 winner, is still fighting dope charges that stripped him of his champion title. Jan Ullrich, the 1997 winner, and 2005 runner-up Ivan Basso were both kicked out of the race last year in a dope investigation that ultimately implicated more than 50 cyclists. A serious lack of stars drew...Full Story
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