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As Tour Of California Begins, Cyclists Move On From Armstrong Era

The Amgen Tour of California -- America's "most prestigious cycling event" -- begins today in Sacramento (SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS, 5/11). On Friday, many of the riders participated in a media session, where they addressed the state of the sport as it moves on from the Lance Armstrong controversy. Cyclist Jens Voigt: "I strongly hope and strongly believe fans realize we did change our sport. We are going in the right direction. We have a young generation coming up. What we don’t need is another 50 books coming out about somebody five years or 10 years or eight years ago" (SACRAMENTO BEE, 5/11).
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