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That’s because the not-very-funny aspect in all this is that one claim in Singh’s lawsuit definitely has merit. It’s his call for more transparency in the tour’s drug-testing policy. In a rush to join the Olympic movement in time for the 2016 Games in Rio, Finchem has dodged legitimate questions about the tour’s testing regimen and its enforcement.

Exactly why Singh decided to become a crusader for fair play is an interesting question. Perhaps it was just to squeeze a few more dollars out of the tour that made him rich once, but where Singh isn’t likely to win again _ no matter how much deer-antler spray he squirts under his tongue.


Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jlitke(at) and follow him at