Is that it, just like any other year? We have some good stages, some great performances and the chance to see athletes pitch themselves against one of the greatest challenges in sport. But then we have the all too predictable drug revelations. The coverage of the tour immediately doubles and moves to the front of the sport sections. Every one thinks road racing is bent. But this year we in Britain had an incredible festival of bike racing for one weekend that I for one will never forget. So, does the sport clean itself up and take the opening weekend as its platform for the future or is it more drugs cheating next year, the year after and the year after that? PS thanks to everyone contributing to racing threads, a knowledgeable bunch that added to my enjoyment of the stages I could catch.