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Tour de France Riders Ousted Amid Doping Charges

Two competitors were kicked out of the Tour de France bicycle race amid doping allegations this week. Day to Day contributor Eric Niiler explains why some athletes risk discovery and shame by taking performance enhancing drugs.

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Eric Niiler
Eric Niiler reports for NPR's national desk. His work can be heard on All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and other NPR newsmagazines. Before moving to his current post, Niiler was a reporter for NPR's Day to Day program, and also filed pieces for NPR's national and science desks.