Originally posted by uzless
I think he's just found a new drug that isn't detectable yet so he's getting in while the gettings good.
If he's ever doped I'd say probably no more than his closest rivals, but my view is he has been offered a substantial sum to return to the event, which let's face it the TDF organisers need (in spite of the past frailties in their relationship).
How better to revive a flagging event, a big name, bring back the sponsors, public attention, and hopefully raise the standard.
Love him or not, he'll do all of that and more, and it's worth a few Euros to the cycling powers that be.