The winners of QH are generally at the other end of their careers! A guy on our Saturday chaingang still has the course record, after a fairly unspectacular career ended by a crash in the tour of Colombia. He's certainly earned a bit of coin off the back of it, it's a big deal here now the masters series have been axed.
The guy who was booted for doping (Vázquez) was allowed to enter despite his history, as were others with shady pasts, but on the understanding he wouldn't go for the win. Which he did, so the moto police had to intervene after unsuccessfully negotiating for him to ease off. Didn't say how they stopped him. Maybe a truncheon through the spokes!