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Tour de France

Bob Ford: Lance Armstrong's legacy clouds Tour de France winners

It has been 10 years since Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France for the seventh straight time, victories which were stricken from the record book when Armstrong admitted to a doping program of such sophistication and expense that it defied detection. Except to the naked eye, of course. As Armstrong blasted through the time trials and climbed the hills far better than any of his rivals, it shouldn't have been possible for one man to be that much better for that long than the other elite cyclists of his generation, particularly since the best ones had programs of their own. It just didn't look right and, naturally, it wasn't. Armstrong's been away from the top step of...