The Houston Chronicle has an article about the ethics of bicycle racing, inspired by the widespread interest in the code that cyclists follow after the leaders waited for Lance Armstrong when he fell on Monday. I’ve followed the Tour de France since Lance Armstrong became ascendent, but this is the first year that I’ve really come to appreciate the ins and outs of the race. This year more than ever I’ve to appreciate it as being in many ways the most magnificent event in sports. If you’re interested in the race, you can’t go wrong with the Tour de France blog, either.

Update: the Houston Chronicle replaced the story about cycling’s unwritten rules that I liked to above with one about Tyler Hamilton’s stage win today. The article was originally published in the LA Times and can be found here on the Cincinnati Post site.