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Another Tour, even more excitement

Updated: July 3, 2009, 3:29 PM ET
By Bobby Julich | Special to ESPN.com

Well, here we are again for another Tour de France. In order to get into the race, you have to be one of the best nine riders on your team; you have to be known. Each rider knows everyone in the race, their abilities, their strengths and weaknesses.

Here are things to consider heading into Saturday's start:

Doping control It doesn't matter who you are anymore -- a lesser-known rider on the fast track, an Olympic medalist or a Tour contender -- the governing bodies are ...

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