In 1998, Richard Virenque was caught up in the doping scandal surrounding the Festina team in the Tour de France. After denying, then admitting it, Virenque served a suspension, came back and won another two polka dot jerseys. Now, the French super star is taking to even faster roads. This weekend he will participate in the 24 hours of Francorchamps (Belgium). On July 31, a European ban on publicity for tobacco will be introduced, but that won't stop Virenque and his team being the only ones driving around the circuit sponsored by a tobacco company.