To be the best in the world requires discipline and drive, innate talent and developed skill, laser-like focus and the right connections. On top of it all, it requires an edge beyond all competitors. In the young world of 21st century sports, too often this edge has come in the form of performance-enhancing drugs. Of course, once one competitor adopts an edge, others will follow suit.
Doping has been rampant among professional cyclists: Of the Tour de France winners between 1996 and 2010, 80% of them have had their victories tainted by positive tests for performance-enhancing drugs. The foremost cyclist of them all, Lance Armstrong, after years of adam