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Dog Gets His Day

Oscar Pereiro will finally be awarded the 2006 maillot jaune at a ceremony in Madrid next Monday. CN plays the sympathy card:

While Pereiro will be declared the winner of cycling's grandest race, the Spaniard has endured more than 12 months of speculation and questioning by the media over the topic. Additionally Pereiro has been robbed of the opportunity to ride down the Champs-Élysées in the yellow jersey as the event's rightful winner.

Of course, Pereiro was also robbed of the opportunity to have the merits of his victory savaged by the world media in real time. History will always remember him as the guy who won when Landis got tossed, not the guy who won on a 30-minute gift. Frankly, I don't see what he has to complain about.