Chicken got a Raw deal and that Stinks. Ok, got that out of my system.
I don't take sides on the doping thing anymore cause it's impossible to know in whom to trust. You think, no not that guy, and later he's out there admitting it. They target some people until they kill them selves or go broke or depressed or all three. With guys like LeMond running around saying "off with their heads" all the time, I don't trust the authorities either.
Anybody who has seen the picture of this guy with his shirt off, knows how dedicated he is. Also he clearly improved his TT skills from the year he hit every ditch in sight (worked hard at it). He also is an attacking, epic ride sort of cyclist that this Tour could have used more of.
Guys returning to the sport is such an inconsistent process. David Miller has EPO all over his house, admits it, serves, and now is on the clean-as-a-whistle poster child Garmin. Verenque too. But others are just ostracized and beaten to death.
Ras served his time and should be able to ride. Floyd too (Radio Shack???). They certainly have enough testing to make sure these guys don't try anything. I mean they took so much blood from Lance this Tour that his Biological Passport beat him up Verbier. Enough, let the Chicken fly!