Since Baseball, Cycling and Track & Field are the three sports that have objective criteria for measuring progress in the PED war, I decided to take a look at the numbers:

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This year's Tour de France was the slowest in 13 years and almost 3 km/hr slower than the 2005 Tour (Lance's last), which was the fastest in history.

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Fewer home runs were hit this year than any year in MLB's 10-year-old 30-team era. There were 4957 home runs (165 per team) hit this year which is 736 (25 per team) less than the 5693 home runs (190 per team) hit in 2000. Furthermore, 165 home runs per team is the fewest since 1995, three years before baseball's last expansion.

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**Track & Field**, sub-11 sprinting in the past decade- Year, Performances, Performers

1998, 44, 10

1999, 28, 11

2000, 29, 13

2001, 24, 7

2002, 26, 6

2003, 23, 6

2004, 12, 6

2005, 18, 5

2006, 11, 3

2007, 9, 4

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**Cycling**This year's Tour de France was the slowest in 13 years and almost 3 km/hr slower than the 2005 Tour (Lance's last), which was the fastest in history.

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**Baseball**Fewer home runs were hit this year than any year in MLB's 10-year-old 30-team era. There were 4957 home runs (165 per team) hit this year which is 736 (25 per team) less than the 5693 home runs (190 per team) hit in 2000. Furthermore, 165 home runs per team is the fewest since 1995, three years before baseball's last expansion.

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