As part of the BBC’s coverage of the Tour de France, 5 Live’s Peter Slater is commentating live on the final 90 minutes of each stage of the Tour on the BBC Sport website.
The early signs in France are that Manuel Beltran
is to be regarded as an afterthought on this year's Tour de France.
Certainly Saturday's L'Equipe had dispatched his story, which they broke before the Tour organisers even knew about it, to an inside page, choosing instead to plaster the front of their paper with a giant photo of Luis Leon Sanchez crossing the line in Aurillac on Friday.
L'Equipe is normally a good barometer of French feeling and they're underplaying the news while still reporting the facts.
The discovery of the Spaniard's misdemeanours may not be the end of things, of course, but unless - and until - that becomes fact we have to assume that Manuel Beltran, like Lee Harvey Oswald, acted alone.
If he did, then, to quote one commentator on French Radio last night, "he's crazy".
He's crazy for any number of reasons. The doping controls are so stringent, especially for EPO, that he could never have hoped to escape undetected.
At 37 he's risked the reputation of a half decent career, and he'll certainly never ride professionally again.
But like with Oswald, there are more conspiracy theories than you can shake a stick at.
Beltran's Liquigas team has already aroused suspicion, first with Danelo Di Luca, and then the signing of Ivan Basso, and despite all their denials that they knew nothing about his actions, there are those who won't be convinced.
The news reached us here in Toulouse, which is exactly where the BBC team was last year when the Michael Rasmussen story broke. It was deja vu all over again.
Because Rasmussen was leading the tour, and because the story came on the back of all the other scandal, everyone jumped on the bandwagon to knock the Tour.
Because Beltran was 26th, and because he seems to be a throwback to a bygone age when riders doped almost as a matter of course, he remains that afterthought, consigned to the inside pages of history rather than the headlines.
We wait for more, of course we do, but for now let's hope that what Dave Brailsford said is true, that "clean is the new cool", and that a 37-year-old grimpeur from Andalucia won't be able to turn back the tide.