Minutes after the victory, it was announced a rider from Kazakhstan used a banned stimulant. Dmitriy Fofonov tested positive for a "very heavy dose" of heptaminol after Thursday's 18th stage, said Pierre Bordry, the head of France's anti-doping agency. Fofonov was immediately fired by his Credit Agricole team. A French police official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the case, told The Associated Press that Fofonov was arrested at his team's hotel and held for questioning.The Kazakh rider was quick to blame both the "shape-shifting Jews" and the "assholes" from Uzbekistan.
Carlos Sastre continued Spain's dominance in all things sport this summer (watch out LeBron) with his win at the 2008 Tour de France. Of course that wasn't the only news to come out of the oft-marred race following the final stage.