The 99th Tour de France (that's "Tour of France," for the non-Francophiles) starts on Saturday, and Deadspin's got something coming down the mountain shortly. In the meantime, Gunaxin has you covered—an eloquent defense of the sport's response to its doping problem, good profiles of the Americans involved, and some neat pictures of cyclists bleeding from their faces and punching photographers. Allez!

Tour de France Primer for Americans []