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Another new article tonight (from Bloomberg):

Tour de France Drug Cheats Opt for Smaller Doses to Avoid Test Detection

“I’m afraid things are as bad as they’ve ever been,” Ashenden said. “I’m not saying they’re using the same degree of doping. What I see is the incidence of riders trying to dope and avoid detection isn’t very different to how it has been throughout history.”

They say they can also detect when riders have transfused their own blood, an infraction for which there is no doping test in place. The level of hemoglobin, the iron-containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells, drops when blood is extracted and the number of immature blood cells, or reticulocytes, rises when it’s re-infused.
 
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Chicago Now: What if Floyd was right?

No, if everyone is using the playing field is not level. The dope changes the playing field so that different types of athletes are able to excel in situations that they would not have been suited to before using.

It is not a controlled experiment, so just because everyone doped doesn't mean it was a level (doped) playing field. They didn't all have the same doping technique, so maybe it was just that whomever won had the best chemists, doctors, and/or plans.

And another article -

Herald Sun: Tour's war of words between Lance Armstrong and anti-doping authorities
 
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