There are teams like Garmin-Transitions and HTC-Columbia that believe strongly in clean cycling. It’s nice to know that Astana and two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador feel the same way.
The on-board washing machine and dryer go a long way to toward cleaning up the sport starting with the bid shorts and jerseys and socks.
A robust internal anti-doping program costs quite a lot of money — just ask Jonathan Vaughters or Bob Stapleton — and you can add the price of detergent and fabric softener.
Doping is a dirty business and the first line of defense is team wear that smells good and looks great and has that special ProTour sparkle.
Bravo for Astana. Now even former doper Alexander Vinokourov will find it’s easy to maintain his new squeaky clean image.