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But now, racing faces the prospect of a rider with a pending case getting to ride and win the sport’s biggest event and, less than two weeks later, having the victory legally annulled.

Yuck. — Joe Lindsey.

What he said. Actually, I'm not just posting this story, which you should go read now, because it made me laugh. I'm posting it because it's the first I've seen that there are any doubts that Alberto Contador will ride the Tour. Maybe I'm totally off the back here? Or have been spending too much time underwater? But I had assumed that if the arbitration court or the ASO did not stop him, Contador would certainly show up in the Vendée with a number pinned on his jersey. From the sounds of Lindsey's analysis, his start may not be a done deal. Intriguing.