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Shamed American cyclist Lance Armstrong doesn't believe it's possible to win the sport's biggest race without the aid of doping.Armstrong's claim comes on the eve of the 100th Tour de France and puts yet another dark cloud over the tainted history of the race.In an interview with French newspaper Le Monde, Armstrong was asked whether it was possible to perform well without doping. Here is his response to that question:"That depends on which races you wanted to win. The Tour de France? No. Impossible to win without doping. Because the Tour is a test of endurance where oxygen is decisive," said Armstrong.Via USA TODAY
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They grew up watching Lance Armstrong winning the Tour de France every year. Now, American riders like Andrew Talansky and Tejay van Garderen carry the burden of winning back the trust from fans back home who were angered by seven-time Tour winner's doping.
Talansky and van Garderen, both 24, are considered the best of the six Americans in the 100th Tour, which begins on Saturday...
Disgraced former cycling great Lance Armstrong has downsized.
The Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/17kq7ol ) reports Armstrong has purchased an Austin home owned by former Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes.
A deed filed May 29 does not list a price. The 7,200-square-foot home is on the Travis County tax rolls for $2.7 million.
Armstrong declined comment Wednesday.
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Lance Armstrong says he still considers himself as the record-holder for Tour de France victories, even though his titles were stripped from him for doping.
In an interview with Le Monde, a newspaper he used to scorn, Armstrong claimed it was impossible in his era to win cycling's showcase race without doping.
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The now-disgraced former seven-time Tour de France winner spoke with Le Monde on Friday, the day before the beginning of the 100th Tour de France, and he seemed every bit like the defiant Armstrong that sports fans had come to know before this year, when he tearfully admitted to doping and tried to keep a hold of...
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Lance Armstrong spoke with Le Monde, telling the French newspaper that it would have been “impossible” to win the Tour without doping when he was racing.
PORTO VECCHIO, Corsica (AP) -- The dirty past of the Tour de France came back on Friday to haunt the 100th edition of cycling's showcase race, with Lance Armstrong telling a newspaper he couldn't have won without doping.
Armstrong's interview with Le Monde was surprising on many levels, not least because of his long-antagonistic relationship with the respected French...
For almost as long as they have cycled the length and breadth of the country, Tour de France riders have doped - with everything from brandy to ghoulish blood transfusions. Back in 1924, the Pelissier brothers, Henri and Francis, were already telling journalist Albert Londres they rode ''on dynamite'' - using cocaine, chloroform and assorted pills. By the 1990s, riders...
Lance Armstrong says he couldn’t have won the Tour de France without doping and feels that he is still the winner of the 1999-2005 races. “It is fine to erase my name from the record book, but the Tour was held between 1999-2005, wasn’t it? It was held and there was a winner. Who was he? No one has manifested to claim my jerseys,” Armstong told