CYCLING NEWS

Lance Armstrong sued for $12M bonus

A Dallas promotions company sued Lance Armstrong on Thursday, demanding he repay $12 million in bonuses and fees it paid him for winning the Tour de France. SCA Promotions had tried in a 2005 legal dispute to prove Armstrong cheated to win before it ultimately settled and paid him. Armstrong recently acknowledged using performance-enhancing drugs, and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency...
Via AP on Fox
February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Basso, Jaskche give evidence in Spanish court

Italian rider Ivan Basso says he paid the doctor at the center of the Operation Puerto doping scandal for treatment because he thought it would assure him that he could win the Tour de France. Basso told Judge Julia Santamaria he agreed to a complex treatment with Eufemiano Fuentes that cost $94,000 for one year in 2005, adding he knew it ''was not a good thing to do.'...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Charity once tied to Armstrong says will survive

The president of a cancer charity founded by Lance Armstrong says the organization will persevere in the wake of the cyclist's admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs. The Livestrong Foundation's president, Doug Ulman, is scheduled to deliver what the organization describes as a ''major `State of the Foundation' speech'' Thursday in Chicago...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss
NOT PASSING THE BUCK

Deer takes out mountain biker during race

Check out the video. A deer took out a Richmond, Va., mountain biker as he competed in a race at a state park. Cyclist Jeff Plassman was competing in the Monster Cross and Mountain Bike race at Pocahontas State Park when all of a sudden a deer jumped in front of him and knocked him off his bike.
Via IMAGE CPR SPORTS
February 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Cavendish takes early lead of Tirreno-Adriatico

Mark Cavendish took the early lead of the Tirreno-Adriatico after his Omega Pharma-QuickStep won the team time trial on a rainy opening day on Wednesday. Omega Pharma-QuickStep finished the 10-mile stage in 19 minutes, 24 seconds, beating Movistar by 11 seconds. Cadel Evans' BMC Racing team was third, 16 seconds behind. Cavendish will wear the blue jersey for crossing the line...
Via AP on Fox
March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Danish cyclist Rolf Sorensen admits to doping

Former Rabobank cyclist Rolf Sorensen of Denmark has admitted to doping in the 1990s. A professional from 1986 to 2002, Sorensen says he ''apologizes humbly for the long, long period with lies'' for using EPO and, to some extent, cortisone. Throughout his career, Sorensen stubbornly denied doping allegations. The Danish rider's wins include stages in the Tour...
Via AP on Fox
March 19, 2013  |  Discuss
THE TROUBLES CONTINUE

Armstrong facing criminal charges

Lance Armstrong has had a tough year and it's getting tougher as he is reportedly being investigated for possible criminal charges in Spain. 

Via Los That Sports Blog
March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Ullrich stops short of confession

Former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich says he played a role in ''what happened in cycling'' but did not offer a clear confession about doping. Ullrich wrote in his blog on Eurosport that ''everyone can make his own opinion about what happened in cycling and I also contributed my role in that.'' But he says he wouldn't make any public confessions...
Via AP on Fox
March 27, 2013  |  Discuss
CHEEKY MOVE

Cyclist apologizes for getting handsy

Recently, cyclist Peter Sagan was caught getting a little too touchy-feely with one of the podium girls, so he decided to issue a half-hearted mea culpa on Twitter. 

Via Guyism
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Armstrong asks court to dismiss SCA lawsuit

Lance Armstrong is asking a Texas court to dismiss a lawsuit by a Dallas promotions company seeking repayment of more than $12 million in bonuses paid for winning the Tour de France. SCA Promotions sued Armstrong in February, claiming he committed fraud by using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France seven times. SCA paid Armstrong's team management company for...
Via AP on Fox
April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong sells his Austin estate

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has sold his Austin estate to an oil-and-gas rights agent. The Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/14d3Ric) reports a deed of trust filed with Travis County last week showed Al Koehler obtained a $3.1 million loan to buy the property, which had been Armstrong's home since 2004. Although county tax rolls listed the 1.7-acre property'...
Via AP on Fox
April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Armstrong sells Austin estate

Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has sold his Austin estate to an oil-and-gas rights agent. The Austin American-Statesman reports a deed of trust filed with Travis County last week showed Al Koehler obtained a $3.1 million loan to buy the property, Armstrong's home since 2004. Although county tax rolls listed the 1.7-acre property's value at $3.9 million, local real estate...
Via AP on Fox
April 11, 2013  |  Discuss

LeMond: Get drug testing out of UCI

Former Tour de France winner Greg LeMond says professional cycling must take drug testing out of the hands of the International Cycling Union for the sport to clean up. LeMond spoke Monday night at a University of Texas symposium on doping in sports. LeMond says riders don't trust the sport's governing body, which has had to defend itself against allegations it helped Lance...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

LeMond: 'no vendetta' with Armstrong

Three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond says he has ''no vendetta'' against disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong and hopes professional cycling can clean up its sport. LeMond spoke Monday night at a University of Texas symposium on doping in sports. Despite more than a decade of clashes with Armstrong in a feud that he said pushed him out of cycling, LeMond was...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: US Justice Department files lawsuit against Lance Armstrong

And… here… we… go. The next major shoe to drop in what will undoubtedly be a long list of lawsuits has apparently hit the United States court system.  The Federal Government has filed a lawsuit against Lance Armstrong, trying to recoup the sponsorship funds from his days racing under the US Postal Service team’s umbrella. The numbers aren’t completely clear as of now,...
Via The Victory Formation
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss
WOULDA COULDA SHOULDA?

Lance could have saved Tour wins?

Had Lance Armstrong cooperated with the USADA's investigation, he apparently only would have been stripped of two of his record seven Tour de France titles.

Via Midwest Sports Fans
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Wiggins, doping case in spotlight as Giro starts

With cycling again shadowed by doping, Bradley Wiggins begins his possible attempt Saturday to accomplish that rarest of doubles - victories in the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in the same year. The Briton followed his Tour de France triumph last year by winning the gold medal in the time trial at his home London Olympics. Now, Wiggins is the favorite for the three-week...
Via Fox Sports
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Cavendish wins opening Giro stage in sprint finish

Britain's Mark Cavendish won the opening stage of the Giro d'Italia that was marred by a crash shortly before the finish on Saturday. The main pack was split into two groups when riders went down with less than a mile to go in the 81-mile leg. Cavendish, who rides for the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team, finished in 2 hours, 58 minutes, 38 seconds on the circuit in downtown...
Via Fox Sports
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Bradley Wiggins needs no inducement to race Giro

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By ANDREW DAMPF AP Sports Writer Unlike Lance Armstrong, Bradley Wiggins didn't need to be recruited for the Giro d'Italia with a $1 million commitment. Wiggins, last year's Tour de France champion, is riding in the Italian classic purely out of personal desire. In fact, the Giro didn't even have to ask. Race director and RCS Sport general...
Via AP on Fox
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

American Fields wins BMX time trial in Chile

Connor Fields of the United States won the time trial in the second round of the BMX World cup on Friday, while Britain's Shanaze Reade won the women's event. Fields finished the course in Argentina in 31.892 seconds to beat out France's Joris Daudet, who clocked 31.993, and Sylvain Andre, who finished in 32.167. Fields was third in the time trial at the season-opening...
Via AP on Fox
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

American Connor Fields wins BMX World Cup stop

American rider Connor Fields followed his World Cup time trial victory by taking first place in the BMX supercross final on Saturday in Argentina. The U.S. Olympian led every lap he raced over the weekend, and finished the men's final in 32.008 seconds. Fields, from Henderson, Nev., edged Jelle Van Gorkom of the Netherlands and French rival Joris Daudet to win the second stop...
Via AP on Fox
May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Wiggins and Hesjedal withdraw from Giro

Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins and defending champion Ryder Hesjedal have both withdrawn from the Giro d'Italia before the start of Friday's 13th stage. Team Sky says Wiggins made his decision on the advice of the team physician because of ''a worsening chest infection.'' Sky general manager Dave Brailsford says ''he wanted to continue but...
Via Fox Sports
May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Post wins 3rd straight BMX title

Alise Post race to her third straight victory in the USA Cycling Elite BMX National Championships on Saturday, and fellow 2012 Olympian Nic Long won his second men's title. Post, from St. Cloud, Minn., won all three motos and semifinals, then held off Arielle Martin of Spanaway, Wash., in the final. ''Today was a lot of fun,'' Post said. ''It was good...
Via Fox Sports
May 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Levi Leipheimer announces retirement from cycling

American Levi Leipheimer says he retired from professional cycling when his six-month ban for doping violations ended March 1 and he was unable to sign with a new team. Leipheimer told The Press Democrat (http://bit.ly/17S3JVL ) of Santa Rosa of his decision Sunday. His comments came after watching the final stage of the Tour of California, an event he won three straight times from...
Via Fox Sports
May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Comedian Says Lance Armstrong Asked Her To Lick His Butt

A Comedian, who appeared on Howard Stern on Monday, claims that she was asked by disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong to lick his butt.April Macie says that she and a friend enjoyed a night out in Los Angeles with Armstrong "five or six years ago" where the two returned to Armstrong's hotel room. She went on to describe how things got a little awkward."I went to use...
Via The Juicy Online
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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