9 of the Best Cyclists Who Never Doped

"Leave me in peace; everybody takes dope." — Jacque Anquetil, five-time Tour de France winner

Trying to find professional cyclists with a history void of cheating might seem like a fool's errand. After all, some of the sport's biggest names—Eddy Merckx, Fausto Coppi, Jacques Anquetil and Miguel Indurain—all have cheating as a blemish on their records (not to mention the most obvious guilty party, Lance Armstrong).

Whether pumping chemicals into their bloodstream, snorting cocaine, riding trains or motorizing their bikes, cheater has become synonymous with the word cyclist.

In the last few years, it's become apparent the world of cycling is dealing with more than just a few bad apples; cheating goes much deeper and is a systemic problem within the sport. Having said that, there are still a few "good apples" who give fans hope for a clean peloton.

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