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When will we stop shooting ourselves in the foot?

Updated: July 17, 2008, 8:05 PM ET
By Bobby Julich | Special to ESPN.com

On Wednesday night, I went to a function here in Nice, France, and I couldn't escape the questions about the two positive doping tests already reported at the Tour de France.

I immediately defended the sport I love, saying, "Yeah, but that's just 1 percent of the peloton." Manuel Beltran and Moises Duenas Nevado were older riders, less prominent riders, so -- like others at the Tour -- I didn't make much of the Spanish riders' positive EPO tests.

But with Thursday's ...

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