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Column: Russia is athletics' Lance Armstrong case

What should be a cherished, career-best memory for Netherlands runner Yvonne Hak - winning a silver medal at the 2010 European Championships - now just feels ''strange and frustrating.'' That's because of the expose broadcast on German television this week that appears to have blown a lid off systematic doping and corruption in Russian sports. The ARD documentary, largely based on...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong attempts beer mile, stops running after just one lap

Lance Armstrong is banned from participating in any cycling events because of his history with performance-enhancing drugs, so he tried to take up a new sport. Spoiler alert: It did not end well for the polarizing cyclist. Armstrong participated in everyone's new favorite sport -- the beer mile run, where challengers down a full brewski for every quarter-mile they complete on...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong Got Through One Beer Prepping For The Beer Mile World Championships Before Calling It Quits

The Flotrack Beer Mile World Championships, where runners consume four beers while running around a track four times, is coming up on December 3rd but it will be surprising if Lance Armstrong shows up for the event. Back in early November, Lance decided that he wanted to try and prepare for the run but he Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong Attempts Beer Mile, Stops Running After Just One Lap

Lance Armstrong is banned from participating in any cycling events because of his history with performance-enhancing drugs, so he tried to take up a new sport. Spoiler alert: It did not end well for the polarizing cyclist. Armstrong participated in everyone’s new favorite sport — the beer mile run, where challengers down a full brewski for every quarter-mile they complete on...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong Quits Beer Mile After One Budweiser, One Lap

  Love him or hate him, former seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong has to be one of the healthiest human beings...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Armstrong barred from South Carolina ride

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) USA Cycling says Lance Armstrong can't ride in a South Carolina event this weekend with several of his former U.S. Postal Service teammates. Armstrong had hoped to ride with George Hincapie and several other former teammates at the non-competitive ride that bears Hincapie's name. But because the ride is still authorized by USA Cycling, Armstrong can't participate...
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October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Gilbert wins Tour of Beijing

BEIJING (AP) Former world champion Philippe Gilbert of Belgium won the Tour of Beijing by three seconds over Dan Martin of Ireland on Tuesday. Gilbert held onto his overall lead after a 117-kilometer (73-mile) fifth and final stage from Tiananmen Square to the Bird's Nest Piazza. Sacha Modolo of Italy won the stage in a bunch sprint ahead of Greg Henderson of New Zealand, and Edvald...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Martin wins stage, Gilbert retains overall lead

BEIJING (AP) Dan Martin of Ireland won the 157-kilometer (97-mile) fourth stage of Tour of Beijing on Monday, while Belgium's Philippe Gilbert retained the overall lead. Martin clocked 4 hours, 12 minutes, 14 seconds on the mountain-top finish at Mentougou Miaofeng, just 2 seconds ahead of the charging trio of Gilbert, Johan Esteban Chaves Rubio of Colombia and Rui Alberto Faria...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Farrar wins 3rd stage of Tour of Beijing

BEIJING (AP) Tyler Farrar of the United States got his long-awaited win at the 176-kilometer (109-mile) third stage of the Tour of Beijing on Sunday. Farrar says it has been ''a year of seconds and thirds and fourths so to finally win ... I'm really happy.'' The American, who finished third in the first stage, rode through cold and headwind for the last 90 kilometers (56 miles)...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Tour de France winner Andy Schleck retires

BRUSSELS (AP) Former Tour de France winner Andy Schleck announced his retirement from cycling on Thursday, three months after the Luxembourger crashed out of cycling's premier event with a complicated knee injury. At 29, the one-time prodigy is ending his career at an age when many multi-stage racers are still in their prime. He was handed the 2010 Tour victory after Alberto Contador...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Contador pulls out of Beijing race with injury

MILAN (AP) Alberto Contador will miss the season-ending Tour of Beijing with a knee injury, ensuring that fellow Spaniard Alejandro Valverde will finish the season as the world's top-ranked cyclist. Contador crashed in the final 250 meters of Sunday's Il Lombardia, allowing Valverde - who finished second - to leapfrog his rival in the WorldTour standings. On Monday, Contador said...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Team USA Cyclist Dotsie Bausch Talks SpiderTech Pre-cut Sports Tape

    If you’ve been following TSB, you’re sure to have seen a few of my reviews for different types of kinesiology therapy tape.  Last week I had a chance to talk to Team USA member Dotsie Bausch, one of the most accomplished athletes in women’s cycling about her cycling career and Spider Tech pre-cut elastic sports tape.  Dotsie uses the tape to alleviate some of the aches...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Flying Bikes: Watch Marianne Vos’s Rabobank-Liv team crash out of TTT world championship

Marianne Vos’s Rabobank-Liv Dutch team sees podium chances fall away after colliding with barrier in closing kilometres of the team time trial world championship race...Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

2011 Tour de France champ Cadel Evans to retire in February

Former Tour de France winner Cadel Evans will retire in February after a final race before home fans in Australia. Evans, who won the world championship road race in 2009 and cycling's showpiece grand tour two years later, told a press conference that the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race will be his last on Feb. 1. A former mountain bike specialist, the 37-year-old Evans started...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

UCI report on doping, Armstrong due within months

PONFERRADA, Spain (AP) The International Cycling Union says an independent panel investigating the sport's doping history should report early next year. Lance Armstrong met in May with the three-man group which is studying how doping happened from 1998-2013, and if previous UCI leadership helped the American rider's teams avoid scrutiny. The UCI's management committee got a progress...
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September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bradley Wiggins wins world road time trial, Spain

PONFERRADA, Spain (AP) Bradley Wiggins of Britain powered across the finish line 26.23 seconds ahead of his nearest rival to claim his first road cycling world title on Wednesday with a convincing victory in the time-trial event. Wiggins, who won silver in 2011 and 2013, clocked 56 minutes, 25 seconds to take the title off second-place Tony Martin of Germany, who was bidding for...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Some things to know about the cycling worlds

MADRID (AP) With the grand tours over and done with, it's time to get ready for the road cycling world championships. Many of the biggest names in the sport - including Fabian Cancellara, Cadel Evans, Chris Froome, Alejandro Valverde and Bradley Wiggins - will be in Spain next week to compete in a variety of races around Spain's hilly landscape of El Bierzo, northwest of Madrid...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Alejandro Valverde agrees to 3-year deal to stay with Movistar team

  Alejandro Valverde has agreed to a new contract with Movistar that will keep the Spanish rider on the team for the next three years. The 34-year-old Valverde has raced for Movistar during nine of his 12 years as a professional. This season, Valverde finished the Tour de France in fourth place and the Spanish Vuelta in third. Valverde won the Vuelta in 2009. He says, ''I wanted...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Valverde signs new 3-year contract with Movistar

MADRID (AP) Alejandro Valverde has agreed to a new contract with Movistar that will keep the Spanish rider on the team for the next three years. The 34-year-old Valverde has raced for Movistar during nine of his 12 years as a professional. This season, Valverde finished the Tour de France in fourth place and the Spanish Vuelta in third. Valverde won the Vuelta in 2009. He says,...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Alberto Contador wins Spanish Vuelta for 3rd time, tallies 6th grand tour title

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain -- Two months after exiting the Tour de France with a leg fracture, Alberto Contador rebounded in style by winning his sixth grand tour title after protecting his lead on the 21st and final stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Sunday. The Tinkoff-Saxo rider won his home race for a third time, to go with two Tour de France victories and one Giro d'Italia title...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dutch rider Dylan Van Baarle wins Tour of Britain

LONDON -- Dutch rider Dylan van Baarle won the Tour of Britain on Sunday, holding onto the lead despite a strong time trial by former champion Bradley Wiggins on a final day featuring two stages in central London. Van Baarle, who rides for Garmin-Sharp, finished 10 seconds clear of Poland's Michal Kwiatkowski. Wiggins was third, a further 12 seconds back. Wiggins, the Tour de France...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Contador wins Spanish Vuelta, his 6th grand tour

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) Alberto Contador won the Spanish Vuelta for a third time on Sunday after protecting his lead on the 21st and final stage, giving the Spaniard his sixth grand tour title. Contador entered the concluding 9.7-kilometer (6-mile) individual time trial with a healthy lead of 1 minute, 37 seconds over fellow former Tour de France winner Chris Froome and...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Contador beats Froome to win Vuelta 20th stage

PUERTO DE ANCARES, Spain (AP) Alberto Contador surged past Chris Froome to win the mountainous 20th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Saturday and increase his lead of the grand tour heading into its final day. Contador stayed close to Froome as the former Tour de France winners shed the rest of the field on the special-category ascent to the Puerto de Ancares summit. The Tinkoff-Saxo...
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September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hansen wins 19th stage, Contador leads Vuelta

CANGAS DO MORRAZO, Spain (AP) Australian cyclist Adam Hansen won the hilly 19th stage of the Spanish Vuelta on Friday, while Alberto Contador maintained the red leader's jersey with two days to go. Hansen attacked on a short uphill stretch with five kilometers (three miles) left on the 180.5-kilometer (112-mile) ride from Salvaterra do Mino to Cangas do Morrazo. The peloton didn...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Livestrong takes hit after Armstrong confession

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Livestrong cancer charity is reporting a sharp drop in donations and revenue after founder Lance Armstrong admitted taking performance-enhancing drugs during most of his record-setting cycling career. In federal forms released this week, Livestrong noted its 2013 donations dipped 34 percent, from nearly $23 million to $15 million after Armstrong's televised...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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