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Lance Armstrong: What I did has been Blown out of Proportion

  In a story courtesy of Spanish newspaper Marca, disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong says that he feels that all the cheating and lying he did throughout his once impressive career, was overblown. Armstrong was speaking in light of the “Operacion Puerto” scandal in Spain and events in Germany. “I think things have been blown out of proportion in the way my own doping...
Via BlackSportsOnline
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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 33-year-old Wiggins says...
Via AP on Fox
December 10, 2013  |  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

Armstrong wants hearing in bonus money fight

Lance Armstrong is still fighting a Texas company that wants to recoup about $12 million in bonuses he was paid for winning the Tour de France while secretly using performance-enhancing drugs. Court documents filed in Dallas this week show that Armstrong has asked a judge to stop an arbitration panel from considering whether Dallas-based SCA Promotions should be able to recover...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

UCI sets up panel to investigate allegations colluded with Armstrong

A three-man independent panel will investigate cycling's doping past, including allegations the sport's governing body colluded with Lance Armstrong. UCI President Brian Cookson said Wednesday the commission will investigate allegations ''that the UCI has been involved in wrongdoing in the past - allegations which have done so much to hurt the credibility of the UCI and our sport...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong Has His Handicap Down to a 9

Ever since disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong took a seat across from Oprah Winfrey a year ago, admitting to decades of performance-enhancing drug use, he’s had a bit more time on his hands. His confession resulted in a ban from competing in sanctioned sporting events, like cycling races and triathlons, the latter of which became his new passion after his pro cycling career ended...
Via Back9Network
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

UCI may cut Armstrong ban in return for details

The new president of cycling's world body says Lance Armstrong's lifetime ban for doping cold be reduced if he provides information which assists other doping investigations. Brian Cookson became UCI president in September and established the Cycling Independent Reform Commission which will examine the history of doping in professional cycling and probe allegations the UCI conspired...
Via AP on Fox
January 23, 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 to ''keep him...
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Wiggins children bullied after Armstrong scandal

Former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins says he had to find a new school for his children after they were ''harassed and bullied'' following the Lance Armstrong doping scandal. Speaking from a training camp in Spain, Wiggins said he moved his two children Ben and Isabella to another school last year because they were repeatedly asked whether their father had used drugs like...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 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

Cycling doping panel seeking testimonies

The independent panel investigating doping in cycling hopes the chance for reduced bans and even immunity will encourage witnesses - including Lance Armstrong - to come forward. Tasked with shedding more light on the sport's tainted past, the three-man commission, which is also investigating whether cycling's governing body colluded with Armstrong, has the power to propose reduced...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

'Cycle of Lies' Offers Definitive Account of Lance Armstrong's Decline and Fall

Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong, a soon-to-be-published book by New York Times reporter Juliet Macur, offers a definitive account of the rise and fall of Lance Armstrong,
Via Stack
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Hammer to lead US at track world championships

Two-time Olympic silver medalist Sarah Hammer highlights an eight-rider team announced Monday that will compete for the U.S. at the track cycling world championships in Cali, Colombia. Hammer is a five-time and reigning individual pursuit world champion and the reigning omnium world champ. She's also part of a team pursuit roster that includes Lauren Tamayo, Kimberly Geist, Cari...
Via AP on Fox
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong case back in court over bonuses

Lance Armstrong's attorneys are back in court to try to stop a Dallas-based company from trying to recoup millions in bonuses it paid him for races he won while using performance-enhancing drugs. Judge Tonya Parker will hear Friday from lawyers for Armstrong, the disgraced cyclist who was stripped of seven Tour de France victories and given a lifetime ban from sports in 2012. Dallas...
Via AP on Fox
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New book on Lance Armstrong chronicles his fall from grace

We all know about Lance Armstrong's fall from grace and his subsequent admisison of his doping to Oprah Winfrey last year. And while Armstrong told a story from his sanitized point of view, a new book to be published this Tuesday looks at how roof caved in on the disgraced 7-time winner of the Tour de France. The book "Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong" is written by...
Via Awful Announcing
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Contador sends signal with Tirreno overall victory

SAN BENEDETTO DEL TRONTO, Italy (AP) Alberto Contador won the weeklong Tirreno-Adriatico on Tuesday to signal a return to form after going all of last year without a victory in multi-stage races.
Via FOXSports.com
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Armstrong reveals who aided him to cheat during cycling career

Lance Armstrong revealed under oath last November the names of those who aided his doping practices during his cycling career.
Via FOXSports.com
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong Snitches on Individuals who’ve Helped Him Cheat

Fallen cycling star, Lance Armstrong, has shed new light on his doping scandal. According to a report published by USA Today, Armstrong has provided specific names of all of the people involved in getting, and administering him the performance-enhancing drugs he admitted to using throughout his career, in a 2013 interview with Oprah. The new report reads: Lance Armstrong named names...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Lance Armstrong mocks doping scandal while changing tire

In a "How To" video for OutsideOnline.com, Lance Armstrong shows us all how to change a bike tire, and even makes reference to his shameful doping scandal in order to help his cause.As you can see, Armstrong tries his best to come across as an average guy doing some mechanical work, but the cheesiness of it all just seems like too much to overcome.Oh, not to mention the fact that...
Via Bush League Chronicle
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong surfaces in 'How-to-fix-flat' tutorial (VIDEO)

If you were wondering what embattled cyclist Lance Armstrong has been up to, the answer seems to be making how-to videos on changing bike tires.Armstrong — who has largely been out of the spotlight since confessing to using performance-enhancing drugs in a interview with Oprah Winfrey more than a year ago — appears in this homespun handyman tutorial on OutsideOnline.com. Accompanied...
Via The Other Paper
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong Teaches How To Change A Bike Flat Tire In New Video

As part of a how-to edition of a future Outside Magazine, Lance Armstrong shot a video of him being a bike mechanic and explaining how to change a bike tire.  Good stuff to know! Back in the work world. The clothes are more comfortable and I get two breaks a shift.Video from first day on the job http://t.co/02eYJYxR8i — Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) April 15, 2014 Interestingly...
Via Diehardsport
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Want to learn how to fix a flat bike tire, Lance Armstrong can help

We haven't heard much from disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong since his doping confession on Oprah last year. Apparently he's been learning some new trades, including how to properly change a bike tire.The video is part of Outside Magazine's how-to series and is a pretty good description of how to change the tire tube. The main focus for everybody who watches the video will...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong Picks Up Work As World’s Most Disgraced Bike Mechanic

Lance Armstrong is back on the scene, having picked up work as the world's most disgraced bike mechanic.
Via Gamedayr
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Playing 'Cards Against Humanity' -- Lance Armstrong found his missing testicle...

Lance Armstrong found his missing testicle... in a deck of 'Cards Against Humanity'Just another night of playing Cards Against Humanity... pic.twitter.com/lfu3YtdHRC— Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) May 18, 2014Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Cards Against Humanity’ With Lance Armstrong Got A Little Awkward (Photo)

Lance Armstrong found himself in a bit of a strange situation Saturday night. The former cycling star was enjoying a nice game of Cards Against Humanity (for those unfamiliar with the popular party game, it’s pretty much a dirtier version of Apples to Apples) when he pulled a card referring to a certain part of his anatomy. Just another night of playing Cards Against Humanity....
Via NESN.com
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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