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Contador, Froome, Nibali, Quintana enter Tirreno-Adriatico

MILAN (AP) Organizers for the upcoming Tirreno-Adriatico race have announced a star-studded field featuring Grand Tour winners Alberto Contador, Chris Froome, Vincenzo Nibali and Nairo Quintana. It will be the first time that the four riders with 10 Grand Tour wins between them have competed together in a World Tour stage race. The 50th edition of the race across central Italy runs...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Froome beats Contador to win Andalucia Vuelta

ALHAURIN DE LA TORRE, Spain (AP) Chris Froome of Sky held off Alberto Contador to win the Andalucia Vuelta on Sunday, to mark the start of the season with a victory over one of his direct rivals for the upcoming grand tours. Froome finished the five-day race in southern Spain two seconds ahead of his fellow Tour de France winner. Contador's Movistar teammate Juanjo Lobato won the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Meares sets record, Edmondson wins 2nd gold at championships

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France - Sprint great Anna Meares became the most successful female track cyclist in history with 11 world titles after claiming the gold medal in keirin at the track cycling world championships on Sunday. The 31-year-old double Olympic champion added a 26th medal to her impressive collection on the final day of competition at the Velodrome National as...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kirsten Wild wins women's scratch race at track worlds

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) Kirsten Wild of the Netherlands used an impressive burst of power to win the women's scratch race at the track cycling world championships on Saturday. The Dutch sprinter went up front with three laps to go and resisted a dangerous inside move from Frenchwoman Pascale Jeuland to give her country its first gold medal at the Velodrome National...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pervis wins second gold medal at track cycling worlds

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) Frenchman Francois Pervis successfully defended his 1-kilometer time trial title to claim a second gold medal in as many days at the track cycling worlds on Friday. Pervis, who also retained his keirin title on Thursday at the Velodrome National, won in 1 minute 0.207 seconds ahead of German Joachim Eilers to give France its third gold of these...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Contador beats Froome to extend lead of Andalucia Vuelta

ALTO DE HAZAS LLANAS, Spain (AP) Alberto Contador extended his lead of the Andalucia Vuelta by winning Friday's mountainous third stage. Contador pulled away from Chris Froome, leaving the 2013 Tour de France winner to follow from a distance as the Spaniard reached the summit finish 19 seconds better off. Contador extended his lead to 27 seconds with two stages to go as he prepares...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Armstrong to ride in Livestrong event

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Lance Armstrong is getting back on his bike, this time to ride and raise money for the charity he founded and was later pressured to leave. Armstrong has set up a fundraising team for the Livestrong Challenge ride in Austin in October. It will be his first return to the Livestrong event since 2012, when a report by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency exposed performance...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Armstrong to ride in Livestrong event

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Lance Armstrong is getting back on his bike, this time to ride and raise money for the charity he founded and was later pressured to leave. Armstrong has set up a fundraising team for the Livestrong Challenge ride in Austin in October. It will be his first return to the Livestrong event since 2012, when a report by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency exposed performance...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong to ride in October's Livestrong event

Lance Armstrong is getting back on his bike, this time to ride and raise money for the charity he founded and was later pressured to leave.
Via Fox Olympics
13 days ago  |  Discuss

APNewsBreak: Armstrong to ride in Livestrong event

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Lance Armstrong is getting back on his bike, this time to ride and raise money for the charity he founded and was later pressured to leave. Armstrong has set up a fundraising team for the Livestrong Challenge ride in Austin in October. It will be his first return to the Livestrong event since 2012, when a report by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency exposed performance...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong pleads guilty to careless driving in Aspen

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) Lance Armstrong has pleaded guilty to careless driving for hitting two parked cars with his SUV in Aspen. The cyclist entered his plea by mail on Friday under a plea agreement with prosecutors, closing the case and avoiding a court appearance. Armstrong's girlfriend, Anna Hansen, originally told police she was behind the wheel in the Dec. 28 accident in icy conditions...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong Owes $10 Million In Fraud Case With Promotions Company

Lance Armstrong just can’t catch a break. An arbitration decision is ordering the troubled cyclist and his dissolved team management company, Tailwind Sports Corp., to pay $10 million over a fraud dispute with SCA, a Dallas-based promotions company. SCA says that Armstrong’s “unparalleled pageant of international perjury, fraud and conspiracy” by...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong ordered to pay $10 million insurance

An arbitration panel in Texas voted 2-1 against Lance Armstrong and awarded $10 million to SCA Promotions, a sports insurance company that helped contribute to the cyclist’s downfall. SCA Promotions paid Armstrong bonuses in 2002 and 2003 for winning the Tour de France, but they withheld his bonus in 2004 amid speculation he cheated. Armstrong...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Alberto Contador says he plans to retire after 2016

MADRID (AP) Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador says is he planning to retire from cycling in 2016. Contador says ''next year will most likely be the last. ... I could change my mind if I have a mishap on the Tour like last year, for example, but little else could make me change.'' The 32-year-old Spaniard will start the season on Wednesday in the Vuelta a Andalucia...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong loses $10 million arbitration ruling

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A three-man arbitration panel has ordered Lance Armstrong and Tailwind Sports to pay $10 million in a fraud dispute with a promotions company. Dallas-based SCA Promotions announced the 2-1 ruling against the former cyclist on Monday when it asked a Texas state court to confirm the arbitration decision. SCA paid Armstrong about $12 million in bonuses during his...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong Hit & Run Photos Released

TMZ Sports has obtained pics of the SUV was smashed up in a hit and run driven by Lance Armstrong, or his girlfriend. Someone smashed into 2 parked cars during a hit and run in Aspen, CO — with various reports saying Armstrong allowed his woman to take the fall for him. Armstrong initially let his girlfriend Anna Hansen run with the story of her being behind the wheel, before...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong Hit Parked Cars In Colorado, Let Girlfriend Take Blame

If being banned from professional cycling and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles was a fall from grace for Lance Armstrong, then what he got himself into in December was a leap. Police in Aspen, Colo., cited Armstrong this week with failing to report an accident and speeding after he hit parked cars and allowed longtime girlfriend Anna Hansen...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars, let girlfriend take blame

Lance Armstrong and his girlfriend Anna Hansen have been caught in a lie about a driving incident in December where their vehicle hit two parked cars and left the scene. Aspen police say Armstrong’s car was identified as the one that hit two parked cars on Dec. 29 and left before police arrived to the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Meet Lance Armstrong’s Girlfriend Anna Hansen—She Took the Fall for Hitting Cars

Apparently Lance Armstrong isn’t quite through with his cheating ways. According to the Associated Press, Armstrong had too much to drink on a December night in Aspen and hit two parked cars. The twist to this standard drunken tale: Lance let his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, shoulder the blame “to avoid national attention.” She initially lied to the police and said she drove before...
Via Busted Coverage
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Police: Lance Armstrong hit parked cars, blamed girlfriend

ASPEN, Colo. -- Authorities say disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars after a night of partying in Aspen but agreed to let his girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention. Police say they cited Armstrong after the Dec. 28 hit-and-run but only after his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, admitted to lying for him. Police say Hansen told them she had been driving home...
Via AP on Fox
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Police: Lance Armstrong hit parked cars, blamed girlfriend

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) Authorities say disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong hit two parked cars after a night of partying in Aspen but agreed to let his girlfriend take the blame to avoid national attention. Police say they cited Armstrong after the Dec. 28 hit-and-run but only after his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, admitted to lying for him. Police say Hansen told them she had been driving...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cadel Evans finishes 5th in final race

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Tour de France winner Cadel Evans has finished fifth in his farewell race, the 174-kilometer (108-mile) Great Ocean Road Race. Belgium's Gianni Meersman won the race in a nine-man sprint while Evans, the 2011 Tour de France champion, came from well back but couldn't match the sprinters. Evans said ''in the finish I came from a reasonably good position but...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Chance for a do-over, Lance Armstrong would do PEDs again

Given a chance for a do-over, Lance Armstrong would do PEDs again. “If I was racing in 2015? No, I wouldn’t do it again,” Armstrong said, per ESPN. “Because I don’t think you have to do it again. If you take me back to 1995, when it was completely and totally pervasive? (I’d) probably do it again.”“Listen, if I go back to 1995 — and some started earlier, some a...
Via Bob's Blitz
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Armstrong: I’d use PEDs again under same circumstances

  If Lance Armstrong could go back in time, he’d do it all again.   Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from professional cycling in 2012 for using performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career, told BBC Sport that he’d use PEDs again under the same circumstances he faced. “If I was racing in 2015? No, I wouldn’t do...
Via NESN.com
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Greg LeMond rejects leniency for Lance Armstrong

ADELAIDE, Australia (AP) U.S. cycling great Greg LeMond has rejected calls for Lance Armstrong's life ban to be reduced, saying ''if there's anybody who deserves a ban, it's this guy.'' LeMond told a news conference in Adelaide, where he is attending the Tour Down Under cycle race, that Armstrong's doping activities ''took a good 10 years out of my life.'' He said the seven-time...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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