The Broom Wagon is a sceptic, probably for life. Blame it on Bjarne Riis, Floyd Landis, Jan Ullrich, Ivan Basso, Richard Virenque or Christophe Moreau. Blame it on Alexander Vinokourov, Riccardo Ricco, Bernard Kohl, Alejandro Valverde, Alberto Contador or others too numerous to mention or too embroiled in ongoing legal cases. Blame it, if you like, on an early man-crush on the phenomenally flawed Marco Pantani. But there it is.