Will The Tour De France Come Off The Road?

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PARKED: A cyclist leaves the hotel where several dozen professional Spanish cyclists boycotted a Spanish road race in Madrid

Posted Thursday, Jun 29, 2006
For the last few years, at the start of each cycling season, the big question has been who would pedal in as Lance Armstrong's successor in the Tour de France. Now, just a few days before the sport's most prestigious race begins to roll, the big question is whether the event can maintain its credibility — and that of cycling itself — in the face of the biggest doping scandal ever to rock Spain, one of the most potent and influential cycling countries in the world.

The antidoping operation...