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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...
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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

Wiggins to lead Team Sky in Giro d'Italia

Bradley Wiggins will lead Team Sky in next month's Giro d'Italia. Wiggins looks to follow up his victory in last year's Tour de France with success in the second-biggest race in cycling. The Olympic road-race champion has made the Giro his priority this year. He's likely to ride in support of fellow Briton Chris Froome in the Tour later this summer. The 33-year...
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April 24, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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

McQuaid calls on Armstrong to tell all to UCI

Cycling federation president Pat McQuaid is waiting for a visit and an apology from Lance Armstrong. McQuaid said Armstrong should travel to UCI headquarters in Switzerland to tell all about his doping history and offer to help clean up the sport. ''He should jump on his private plane, come to Switzerland and say, `What should I do?''' McQuaid told reporters...
Via Fox Sports
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Wiggins won't race in Tour de France

Team Sky says defending champion Bradley Wiggins will not race in this year's Tour de France because of a knee problem. The British rider withdrew before the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia two weeks ago because of a chest infection. Team principal Dave Brailsford says ''with illness, injury and treatment Brad has gone past the point where he can be ready for the...
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May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Wiggins out of Tour de France with knee problem

Team Sky says defending champion Bradley Wiggins will not race in this year's Tour de France because of a knee problem. The British rider withdrew before the 13th stage of the Giro d'Italia two weeks ago because of a chest infection. Team principal Dave Brailsford says ''with illness, injury and treatment Brad has gone past the point where he can be ready for the...
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May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Wiggins: Another Tour de France title doubtful

Bradley Wiggins is hinting he may not attempt to win the Tour de France for a second time. The defending champion withdrew from the race last month because of a knee injury. Wiggins tells Sky TV on Friday that he doesn't know if he's willing to train for another Tour. He says he's got ''other things I'm concerned with in my life, which I give more time to...
Via Fox Sports
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Jan Ullrich admits blood doping

A German magazine is reporting that 1997 Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich has admitted receiving blood-doping treatment from Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes. Ullrich was quoted Saturday as saying in an interview with the weekly Focus that almost everyone was using performance-enhancing substances and he wanted to ensure ''equality of opportunities.'' Asked if...
Via Fox Sports
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Ullrich admits blood doping

Jan Ullrich, the 1997 Tour de France winner, has admitted for the first time that he received blood-doping treatment from Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes during his career, according to an interview with a German magazine published Saturday. Ullrich had previously acknowledged having unspecified ''contact'' with Fuentes, but went further in an interview with the...
Via Fox Sports
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Contador motivated for Tour return

Two-time champion Alberto Contador predicts an action-packed Tour de France in his comeback year, insisting he's motivated to defeat Chris Froome even while playing down talk of a two-man race. The Spaniard returns to cycling's greatest race this weekend after missing last year and being stripped of his 2010 Tour title for doping. Contador, who has not shown signs of his...
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June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Records show Armstrong downsizes in Austin

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. The seven-time Tour...
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June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Armstrong's American heirs battle to regain trust

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...
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June 28, 2013  |  Discuss
NOW HE SAYS IT

Armstrong: Doping needed to win

Lance Armstrong spoke with Le Mondetelling the French newspaper that it would have been “impossible” to win the Tour without doping when he was racing. 

Via The Other Paper
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Bus gets stuck at Tour de France finish line (Video)

Chaos broke out during Saturday's opening stage of the 2013 Tour de France when a team bus got stuck underneath the gantry at at the finish line, leading to a mad scramble for Tour organizers to move the bus before the lead pack of cyclists reached the finish. Buses are allowed to drive through the finish line according to Tour regulations. However, it became painfully apparent...
Via Holdout Sports
June 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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