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2 Armstrong associates settle lawsuit with Landis

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Two of Lance Armstrong's longtime business partners have agreed to pay the federal government $500,000 to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former teammate, Floyd Landis. Notice of the agreement with Bill Stapleton, Armstrong's longtime agent, and Bart Knaggs, one of Armstrong's business partners, was filed this week in federal court documents. They also...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sir Chris Hoy accelerates along the road to Le Mans with Nissan

Sir Chris Hoy will step up a gear on his journey to the Le Mans 24 Hours with Nissan next year.  After a strong debut season in the British GT Championship, Britain's most successful Olympian will race a Ginetta-Nissan LM P3 car in the European Le Mans Series as he continues his quest to gain a seat at the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours.  In 2014 Hoy competed in the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3...

Lance Armstrong Attempts Beer Mile, Stops Running After Just One Lap

Lance Armstrong is banned from participating in any cycling events because of his history with performance-enhancing drugs, so he tried to take up a new sport. Spoiler alert: It did not end well for the polarizing cyclist. Armstrong participated in everyone’s new favorite sport — the beer mile run, where challengers down a full brewski for every quarter-mile they complete on...
Via NESN.com
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Team USA Cyclist Dotsie Bausch Talks SpiderTech Pre-cut Sports Tape

    If you’ve been following TSB, you’re sure to have seen a few of my reviews for different types of kinesiology therapy tape.  Last week I had a chance to talk to Team USA member Dotsie Bausch, one of the most accomplished athletes in women’s cycling about her cycling career and Spider Tech pre-cut elastic sports tape.  Dotsie uses the tape to alleviate some of the aches...
Via Total Sports Blog
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Flying Bikes: Watch Marianne Vos’s Rabobank-Liv team crash out of TTT world championship

Marianne Vos’s Rabobank-Liv Dutch team sees podium chances fall away after colliding with barrier in closing kilometres of the team time trial world championship race...Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Alberto Contador Crashes Out Of 2014 Tour De France In Stage 10

One of the favorites in the 2014 Tour de France will no longer have a chance to win. Two-time champion Alberto Contador crashed in stage 10 at Col de Platzerwasel and was forced to accept defeat after breaking his leg. The Spaniard fell off his bike on a descent with about 40 miles to go during the 100-mile stage. Stage 10 is well-known for its difficult downhills. Vincenzo Nibali...
Via NESN.com
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan accidentally struck by rider at Tour de France

Your browser does not support iframes.A fan was accidentally struck by a passing cyclist during Sunday's Stage Two of the Tour de France.The fan was standing on the edge of the road attempting to take a picture as a pack of riders passed by. Unfortunately, he didn't realize that he was standing a bit too close, and some of the cyclists were riding right along the edge of...
Via Holdout Sports
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

British cyclist Mark Cavendish painfully crashes at Tour de France (Video)

British cyclist Mark Cavendish took the brunt of a brutal crash during the final stretch of Saturday's Stage One of the Tour de France. Cavendish was leaning his head and left shoulder against Australian cyclist Simon Gerrans in an apparent attempt to clear some space for himself with just a few hundred yards remaining to reach the finish line. Unfortunately, the move completely...
Via Holdout Sports
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tour de France 2014: 10 compelling cyclists to root for

The 2014 Tour de France gets underway in less than 24 hours. By now even the casual fans are starting to pick-up on what looks to be a Chris Froome vs. Alberto Contador showdown, whereas in the sprints it seems to be a 3-way competition between Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan, and Marcel Kittel. Over the course of the next three weeks we are destined to see the favorites shine, dark...
Via isportsweb.com
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cyclist captures robbery on GoPro camera

Assuming this video isn’t a well-executed viral prank, it is a fantastic example of how frightening the world can be. A man was minding his business riding his mountain bike through some trails in Somerset West, South Africa recently when he was approached by a man holding a gun. The armed robber demanded that he turn […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Van Garderen wins 4th stage of Volta a Catalunya

SETCASES, Spain (AP) American cyclist Tejay Van Garderen pulled away on the final uphill climb in snow and heavy fog to win the fourth stage of the Volta a Catalunya on Thursday, while Joaquim Rodriguez maintained the lead.
Via FOXSports.com
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Taylor Phinney of US opens Dubai Tour with win

Taylor Phinney of the United States won the opening time trial of the inaugural Dubai Tour, a four-stage race organized by the same group that puts on the Giro d'Italia. Phinney completed the 6.1-mile race through the streets of Dubai on Wednesday in 12 minutes, 3 seconds. Michael Cummings, his BMC Racing teammate, was 14 seconds back in second and Lasse Norman Hansen of Garmin...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Valverde to lead Movistar in Tour de France

Spain's Movistar says Alejandro Valverde will be its lead rider in this year's Tour de France, while Colombian Nairo Quintana will be top rider for the Giro d'Italia. In a statement Tuesday the team says both riders will share leadership for the Spanish Vuelta. Team manager Eusebio Unzue said Nairo was still too young to tackle the Tour and the team thought it best...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong says he was singled out because he was mean

Lance Armstrong feels like he was singled out and would not have been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles if he hadn’t fought back so hard against those who accused him of cheating. “If we’re gonna be honest, then just say ‘He’s an a——. We had to go after him. He tested positive for being the biggest a—— in the world.’ Fair. I can live with that,”...
Via Sports-Glory
December 12, 2013  |  19 Comments

Olympic gold medalist Wiggins left 'shaking' after being knighted

British cyclist Bradley Wiggins has been knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace that left last year's Tour de France and Olympic champion "shaking" and "uncomfortable." Wiggins was honored for services to cycling after winning seven Olympic medals and becoming the first Briton to win the Tour -- the sport's biggest event. The...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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