Tour des drogues

Every year, without fail, the Tour de France is held.

And every year, without fail, it is affected by drug cheats.

A few years ago I was doing some casual teaching in a Catholic School in the Hunter Valley when the school was visited by an Australian female cyclist who was about to go to Athens for the Olympics (she was a former student and was actually a trained teacher). A few of us teachers sat down and talked with her one lunchtime and found out that she spends most of her cycling time in Europe because that's where the money is for professional cycling. She also made it clear that performance enhancing drugs were big, big big in European cycling as well.

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