For this 72-year-old, there is an added sadness to the Tour fiasco. Were all the heroes of my adolescence and early adulthood cheats? Coppi, Bobet, Anquetil, and most dismaying of all, Merckx? I've read in various books about cycling that Coppi used the needle and that Anquetil steadfastly refused any form of testing. Maybe I should stick to proper heroes like Ray Booty - definitely the greatest role model any young cyclist could have, then and now.