July 2, 2005
Another French outrage
Posted by Jon Ham at 08:44 AM
On Thursday officials of the Tour de France
tested all 189 riders for banned substances. Then, yesterday, as Lance
Armstrong is relaxing in the garden of his hotel the French
government's ministry of sport's
dope testers — not the race's drug testers, mind you — storm in and
demand that he come to his team trailer and give another sample. Just
him. No other rider. No other team. What's the French word for
UPDATE: French authorities are denying involvement in
the surprise drug test of Armstrong. Looks like there are so many
bureaucratic agencies in France that no one can tell who was behind it.
Then again, maybe it's just sloppy reporting.
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