round 1, pick 3 of the CN doping draft I select: Jan Ullrich, 1997 TDF.
Yes, he got beaten by Lance a million times but Jan was at his most mutant in the 1997 tour.
Some might think of him as a TT specialst that could climb pretty good, but in this tour he showed that he could also climb with the very best. The fireworks began when he destroyed all the other GC contenders on the stage to Andorra with over 1 minute. 2 days later he won the hilly ITT by over 3(!) minutes and the tour was already over. Nevertheless, the next day he posted the 5th fastest time ever on Alpe d'huez, proving that there are very few riders who can drop peak Ullrich in the mountains.
He finished 2nd and 3rd on the remaining mountain stages and 2nd in the final ITT, winning the overall by over 9 minutes, making it imo one of the most dominant tour wins in the EPO era. Ullrich is one of the few riders who can both TT and climb at an elite level, so I felt like he was a must pick at this point in the draft.
Pick 1: Libertine Seguros - Miguel Indurain (1995 Tour)
Pick 2: The Hitch - Lance Armstrong (2004 Tour de France)
Pick 3: The Sceptic - Jan Ullrich (1997 TDF)