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Michele Ferrari tries to block distribution of Armstrong film in Italy

Attorneys for banned trainer Michele Ferrari have moved to block the distribution of a film entitled The Program in Italy on grounds that he never injected Lance Armstrong with EPO, as depicted in the movie. The film, which was inspired by a book written by David Walsh and directed by Stephen Frears, is due to make its debut in Italy on Thursday. Ferrari's attorneys from Studio...
Via Cycling News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sagan embraces role as peloton's spokesman

Peter Sagan went training in the world champion's rainbow for the first time in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday and will make his racing debut in the rainbow stripes on the opening stage of the race on Thursday. The first three stages of the four-day race are flat and fast, giving Sagan several opportunities to notch up his first win in cycling's most iconic jersey and debunk any suggestions...
Via Cycling News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ivan Basso retires from professional cycling

MILAN (AP) Two-time Giro d'Italia winner Ivan Basso is retiring from professional cycling after recovering from cancer. Basso, who was expected to resume his career after being cleared following treatment, said at the 2016 Giro route presentation on Monday that he would instead take a managerial role within his Tinkoff-Saxo team. ''Every athlete knows that his light will not shine...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Valverde helps Movistar seal third WorldTour team victory

Alejandro Valverde might have missed out on a podium at Sunday’s Il Lombardia, but his fourth place was enough to ensure that his Movistar team secured the WorldTour team ranking for the third year running. Valverde had already cemented his place at the top of the individual rankings ahead of the race, giving the Spanish outfit their second WorldTour double. Valverde had gone...
Via Cycling News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Foster admitted taking PEDs to play Lance Armstrong in ‘The Program’

Ben Foster clearly believes in “method acting.” Or at least he did when it came to portraying Lance Armstrong. The Program, one of several Armstrong biopics in development, debuts this weekend at the Toronto International Film Festival (Sept. 13, to be exact). In anticipation of that world premiere, Foster spoke with The Guardian and admitted that he took some drastic steps...
Via Awful Announcing
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Phinney makes storybook return with stage win

With two-time defending champion Tejay Van Garderen out of the 2015 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, skipping the event this year, an unexpected storyline has taken center stage. Boulder native Taylor Phinney returned from his 15-month hiatus after a scary injury to win the first stage of the seven stage USA Pro Cycling Challenge through Colorado. Phinney, who rides professionally for...
Via Mile High Sports
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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