I'm a little pressed for time, so I'll throw up a couple links for now and update this with a more robust selection later. I just wanted to pass on a couple of articles which suggest that the media as a whole is not completely incapable of a little reality check.
- Jemele Hill writes at ESPN about the hypocrisy of the American sports establishment deriding Cycling's drug problems. She even has the temerity to ask, gently, why Lance Armstrong won all those races against a field of dopers.
- Salon is carrying a piece by Der Spiegel's Jörg Schallenberg on how this Tour was a sign of good health, not bad. I'm still waiting for someone to draw a clear distinction between the sport's meta-issue and the actual race: both important stories but not the same thing. I can dream...
- The esteemed Samuel Abt just finished his 30-somethingth Tour and surveys the landscape of the sport in its aftermath. I can't find anything at VN from John Wilcockson, the other legendary English-language Cycling journo who's handing over his notepad these days. Looks like the next generation (Hood, Rogers, etc.) have already taken over.