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Friday 2 December 2016

Armstrong's toxic legacy still infects Tour de France

It's all kicking off on the Tour de France again. As a sporting spectacle, the endurance race is a thrilling event. It seems the baggage of doping the race carries is too heavy to allow spectators take it seriously, even if the stamina of riders such as Geraint Thomas, who crashed into a telegraph pole on a high speed descent but then got back on his bike and finished the race, is impressive. But, with stories of hackers allegedly accessing Chris Froome's (inset) performance data in an attempt to discredit the rider who's leading the race which finishes on Sunday and a police guard on the Team Sky bus because of attacks on its riders, the toxic legacy of Lance Armstrong still infects cycling's most prestigious race.

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