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Lemond asks Contador to prove he is clean

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Lemond has been publishing thoughts on the Tour in Le Monde. Here is his latest installment. He notes that Contador's effort on the Verbier would have required him to produce a VO2 max higher than any ever produced in the history of the Tour. He goes on to suggest that such levels were hinted at during the Festina affair (implicitly linking Contador to EPO or blood doping)... He argues that cyclists should establish a physiological passport when they are still in the junior ranks. But he concludes by saying, "since I don't know what the weather was like that day at Verbier, I'll wait to make a judgment." --That's a subtle way to withhold judgment, Greg.... If people want a full translation I can work on it later today.