There have been allegations of doping in the Tour de France Pool since the race began in 2006. Early Tour Pool Contestants consumed alcohol while selecting their picks and used ether, among other substances, as a means of dulling the pain of endurance required while making selections of three riders for each stage. Pool contestants began using substances as a means of increasing performance rather than dulling the senses. It should be made clear that Trev W and George C will never be accused of using PEDs in this cycling pool. Thanks James for organizing and running the pool this year.