Frank Vandenbroucke lived in a world of excesses, which was fitting for cycling's go-go doping era of the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Tour organizers hope to tame team Sky with a course designed to produce, oh happy day, the first French winner since 1985.
For part of an afternoon back in 1989, I belonged to the inner circle of Donald Trump.
Once heralded as cycling's wunderkind, Jan Ullrich never got accustomed to the glare of the media spotlight.
Samuel Abt remembers how the Tour de France awarded him for 20 years of service in the most French way possible.
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