Spectator Death, Squabbles Rock Tour de France

No one has tested positive for drugs, but spirits are still low
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 19, 2009 1:03 PM CDT
Lance Armstrong crosses the finish line at the end of stage 15 of the 2009 Tour de France from Pontarlier to Verbier on July 19, 2009 in Verbier, Switzerland.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Cycling can't seem to catch a break. Despite a clean record on drug tests, this year's Tour de France will be wrapping up under dark clouds. Between the death of a 61-year-old spectator, a pellet-gun attack on riders, and accusations of sabotage between teams and individuals, the race itself has taken a backseat, Australia's News Network reports.
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