The best cyclists from around the world have taken the stage for the 100th anniversary* of the Tour de France. Glory, prestige, and a hefty paycheck await only the most disciplined and determined athletes. With so much at stake, how far are competitors willing to go to be the first to cross the finish line?

From nails being thrown on the course to thwart racers to Lance Armstrong's infamous doping charges, cycling's biggest event has been riddled with scandals conducted by those who would do anything to win.

Take a glimpse into the history of the Tour de France, and the unsportsmanlike conduct that has plagued it since its humble beginnings.

Scandal in the Tour de France

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