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Cyclists in the 100th edition of the Tour de France will face an unprecedented double ascent of the iconic l'Alpe d'Huez as the race tries to move past the downfall of seven-time champion Lance Armstrong.
The 2013 Tour will start on June 29 in Corsica, a first for the Mediterranean island. The 2,088-mile race ends in the evening three weeks later against a floodlit Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Climbers may be favored with a more mountainous route than in recent editions, including 28 high mountain passes. On July 18, riders will climb the famous Alpe-d'Huez and its 21 steep switchbacks twice in the same stage, just four days after ascending the feared Mont Ventoux.
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Lance Armstrong appears to feel differently about the Tour de France titles that were stripped from him.
As the fallout begins to mount from the growing Lance Armstrong doping scandal, Armstrong has quietly removed an official statement that he released on August 23 from his personal website. In the statement, Armstrong informed the world that he was dropping his fight against the doping allegations against him and called the USADA’s case against [...]The post Lance Armstrong’s...
Lance Armstrong's results erased from the record books will likely include his 868th-place finish at the 2006 New York City Marathon.
Marathon organizer New York Road Runners said in a statement Wednesday it expected to wipe out his times once any potential appeals play out, since the race follows USADA rulings.
Paced by running greats Alberto Salazar, Joan Benoit Samuelson...
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has lost his Tour de France titles and the backing of major sponsors. But the Aspen Art Museum says it is standing by the part-time resident who is on the museum board.
The Aspen Times reports Tuesday that museum officials hope Armstrong remains on its board of directors (http://bit.ly/Rva4LW ). Nike, Anheuser-Busch and other major corporate sponsors...
The Tour de France stripped Lance Armstrong of all seven of his titles this week because, well, they do not tolerate drug cheats in cycling.
And if you believe this, I have a yellow bracelet to sell you.
The list of frauds grows daily with regards to Armstrong. Nike is shocked -- shocked, they tell you -- by Armstrong's blood-doping dalliances detailed in the damning report...
IOC President Jacques Rogge has defended the international cycling union's anti-doping efforts and says it would be wrong to kick the sport out of the Olympics after the Lance Armstrong scandal.
Rogge says cycling body UCI ''has always been at the forefront of the fight against doping'' and was one of the first sports to introduce biological passports to monitor...
(Eds: Links AP Video. With AP Photos. AP Video.) By JOHN LEICESTER AP Sports Columnist There was an Armstrong who walked on the moon and another, Louis, who sang sweet jazz. But Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France winner?
That never happened.
''He deserves to be forgotten in cycling,'' the sport's boss, Pat McQuaid, said Monday as he erased Armstrong...
As child and as a sports fan, the greatest moments in sports are the one you can get wrapped up in. We love the moments that seem bigger than the sport itself, moments when the impossible is accomplished, moments that define a sport for a generation. My generation of sports fans have been betrayed by those moments, because according to the record books non of them have happened....
Cycling teams are calling for an independent audit into the sport's fight against doping after Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.
Jean-Rene Bernardeau of Europcar and Jonathan Vaughters of Garmin-Sharp-Barricuda say their teams and others would help pay for an external audit into how cycling has both succeeded and failed in fighting doping.
Cylcing Writer Neil Browne joins Fox Sports Tonight to talk about Lance Armstrong being stripped of his Tour De France titles.
The sports world has been rocked with a doping case that may have long-lasting ramifications. No, I'm not referring to Lance Armstrong being stripped of his titles, (boooorrrriiinnng) but rather the World Carp Angling Championships where the team from England is claiming that the first-place Romanian squad cheated, using secret bait that provided an unfair advantage.