Three weeks of people riding bicycles came to an end yesterday, as the Tour de France's riders rolled down the Champs-Élysées like Wehrmacht Panzers. Spaniard Carlos Sastre of Team CSC won the sport's marquee event, while Aussie Cadel Evans placed second, followed by Austrian Bernard Kohl.
The biggest story of the 2008 Tour, however, was the crackdown on testing for blood-doping and other performance enhancers. Yes, it's possible to think of this race as "marred" by the four positive tests that have been revealed thus far, but the circumspect fan will realize that this is a necessary growing pain for the sport to regain its fans' trust.
Nah just kidding. I'm not even sure cycling fans exist. Like, I've heard about them, but I've never seen one. So they're kinda like the tooth fairy, or a Tyrannosaurus Rex, or a stripper who gives free lap dances.