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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
4 hours ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Italian cyclist Diego Ulissi suspended 9 months for doping

PARIS (AP) Italian cyclist Diego Ulissi has been suspended nine months by the Swiss Olympic Committee after testing positive for banned substance salbutamol during last year's Giro d'Italia. Given that his ban dates to last June, Ulissi, who lives in Switzerland, will be allowed to return on March 28, his Lampre team said. The 25-year-old Ulissi, who won the fifth and eighth stages...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Movistar unveils team with Quintana, Valverde leaders

MADRID (AP) Movistar unveiled its cycling team with leading duo Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde being joined by four new riders. At a ceremony in Madrid on Friday, the team said Marc Soler, Ruben Fernandez, Winner Anacona and Rory Sutherland had been signed to the 28-rider squad. Movistar said in November that Quintana and Valverde would compete in this year's Tour de France...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Tour winner Wiggins launches his own cycling team

LONDON (AP) Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins is launching his own cycling team as he prepares for the 2016 Olympics. The British rider announced on Thursday that the team to be launched this spring will be named Wiggins and sponsored by his current outfit Sky. The team will also be supported by the British cycling federation. The 34-year-old rider is aiming for an eighth...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Bradley Wiggins signs contract extension at Team Sky

LONDON (AP) Team Sky says Bradley Wiggins has signed a contract extension until the end of April and will compete in the 2015 Paris-Roubaix. The 34-year-old Wiggins has been with Team Sky since its inaugural season in 2010 and is targeting victory in France later this year. He says the single-day cobblestone classic in the French capital ''is a special race for me'' and that ''it...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong: I would never, ever cheat ... at golf

Lance Armstrong hasn't exactly made amends with fans for his doping scandal during his time as a cyclist. It's not going to be easy for Armstrong to change the public's perception of his character, but discussing his integrity in golf is a good starting point, I suppose. In a piece for Golf Digest, Armstrong discusses the game and whether or not he'd cheat on the course. Due...
Via Fox Sports
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lance Armstrong Says He’d Never Cheat Playing Golf

Lance Armstrong hasn’t exactly made amends with fans for his doping scandal during his time as a cyclist. It’s not going to be easy for Armstrong to change the public’s perception of his character, but discussing his integrity in golf is a good starting point, I suppose. In a piece for Golf Digest, Armstrong discusses the game and whether or not he’d cheat on the course...
Via Back9Network
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2 Armstrong associates settle lawsuit with Landis

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Two of Lance Armstrong's longtime business partners have agreed to pay the federal government $500,000 to settle a whistleblower lawsuit filed by a former teammate, Floyd Landis. Notice of the agreement with Bill Stapleton, Armstrong's longtime agent, and Bart Knaggs, one of Armstrong's business partners, was filed this week in federal court documents. They also...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Sir Chris Hoy accelerates along the road to Le Mans with Nissan

Sir Chris Hoy will step up a gear on his journey to the Le Mans 24 Hours with Nissan next year.  After a strong debut season in the British GT Championship, Britain's most successful Olympian will race a Ginetta-Nissan LM P3 car in the European Le Mans Series as he continues his quest to gain a seat at the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours.  In 2014 Hoy competed in the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3...
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December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2014  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
November 18, 2014  |  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
Via Next Impulse Sports
November 18, 2014  |  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...
Via NESN.com
November 17, 2014  |  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...
Via Busted Coverage
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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)...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Total Sports Blog
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
Via Bob's Blitz
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via AP on Fox
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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