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Tour de France riders challenged to regain trust

Doping shadows cycling’s showcase

PORTO VECCHIO, Corsica — They grew up watching Lance Armstrong win the Tour de France every year. Now American riders like Andrew Talansky and Tejay Van Garderen carry a burden.

Talansky and Van Garderen are 24 years old and the pick of the six Americans in this year’s 100th Tour, which begins Saturday in Porto Vecchio. They will be contending for the white jersey awarded to the best young rider.

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