If the WSJ was a for real newspaper they would shut up and let the authorities do their job.
Can you be any more ridiculous? They're reporting on a story. It's newsworthy?
As far as "letting the authorities do their job", when the accusations of collusion extent to the authorities who are supposed to be policing the sport, then the role of news organizations is even more important. And keep in mind, without Flandis' allegations there would be no federal investigation?
You're being completely ridiculous.
As far as the crash... Sometimes, and ink spot is just an ink spot... He clipped a pedal. He's probably come within millimeters of having it happen before. Sometimes math bites you in the behind. I saw an old Tour video where, on a nondescript descent Indurain loses his back wheel in a corner. Amazingly, it hooks back up just in time. A couple of millimeters more sliding and there would have been no 5th Tour victory. Sometimes that's just how it goes.
I realize that for some, thinking of this as some sort of divine retribution is comforting. The truth is probably a lot more mundane. Dude just had some bad luck.
Whatever I think of LA, he clearly had good form starting the race. The prologue makes that clear, as did his performance up until the crash. I suspect he would have made the final selection without the crash. Going down at 70 kph then chasing non-stop for 5K to the foot of the climb=game over.