Lance Armstrong Speaks Out In Video About The French and His CollarBone

This is a video of Lance Armstrong talking about his broken collarbone and the recovery. How he is feeling and when we can expect to see him race again. He also talks in details about the drug test with the AFLD that seems to have the French in such a tizzy. Bicycle.net is highly disappointed by the actions of the AFLD and feel that it is nothing more than a weak attempt to make sure that … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Is Outraged Over AFLD Misbehaviour Claims

American cycling legend Lance Armstrong has expressed his outrage at claims from France that he had not behaved himself during an out of competition drug test earlier this season. The French Anti-doping Agency (AFLD) had announced on Monday that they had compiled a report on the seven-time Tour de France champion's reaction to undergoing the test. AFLD president Pierre Bordry revealed … [Read more...]

Armstrong Criticized For Drug-Test Attitude

PARIS, April 6, 2009 (AFP) - A report has been complied on the behavior of American cycling legend Lance Armstrong during a recent out of competition drug test, the French Anti-doping Agency (AFLD) announced on Monday. AFLD president Pierre Bordry revealed that he had sent the report to the International Cycling Union (UCI) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on March 30. He did not … [Read more...]

UCI and AFLD Reach AN Anti-Doping Collaboration

The International Cycling Union (UCI) and the French Anti-doping Agency (AFLD) reached an agreement on Friday over drug-testing measures in the Paris-Nice stage race, which starts on Sunday. This new agreement will strengthen the anti-doping stance that professional cycling has worked very hard to create. "There was a strong desire on both sides to work together," UCI president Pat McQuaid … [Read more...]

French Lab AFLD Offers To Test Lance Armstrong’s Past Test Samples

PARIS, Oct 1, 2008 (AFP) - France's national anti-doping agency (AFLD) on Wednesday offered to test allegedly suspect samples taken from US rider Lance Armstrong during the 1999 Tour de France. Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France winner, announced last month that he is to make a comeback after a three-year absence from the peloton. During his career, the American has been accused … [Read more...]

Tour de France Doping Czar Bordry Begins Search For CERA-Type EPO

France's national anti-doping agency (AFLD) is to begin retroactively testing blood samples from riders at this year's Tour de France in a bid to find a type of EPO which is notoriously difficult to find. AFLD chief Pierre Bordry said the test used to catch disgraced Italian Riccardo Ricco, whose urine samples tested positive for CERA at this year's race, has now been replaced with a more … [Read more...]

Tour’s Anti-Doping Chief Regrets Lack Of UCI Help

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PARIS, July 26, 2008 (AFP) - The chief of anti-doping operations at this year's Tour de France has hit out at the International Cycling Union (UCI) over a lack of co-operation prior to this year's race. Following a feud between world cycling's governing body and major race organizers, this year's race was held under the auspices of the French cycling federation and not the UCI. That … [Read more...]

Riccardo Ricco Denies EPO Use As Doping Chief Backs Controls

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JAUSIERS, France, July 22, 2008 (AFP) - The threat of being caught cheating at this year's Tour de France has proved a major deterrent, according to the chief of France's national anti-doping agency (AFLD) on Tuesday. AFLD chief Pierre Bordry said prior to the race's 16th stage from Cuneo, Italy to here that he had no further positive cases to report in the wake of three positive tests for … [Read more...]

Riccardo Ricco Fails Drug Test At The Tour de France

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LAVELANET, France, July 17, 2008 (AFP) - Italian rider Ricardo Ricco of Saunier Duval has tested positive for blood booster erythropoietin (EPO), the French national anti-doping agency (AFLD) confirmed on Thursday. The 24-year-old Ricco, winner of two mountain stages, provided a urine sample which contained the banned subtance CERA (Continuous Erythropietin Receptor Activator) after the … [Read more...]

Liquigas Team Now At Risk Of Tour Expulsion As Beltran Tests Positive

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by Justin Davis AURILLAC, France, July 11, 2008 (AFP) - French police have taken Spanish cyclist Manuel Beltran, of the Liquigas team, away for questioning in the wake of the first doping scandal to emerge at this year's Tour de France. Beltran, best known for helping Lance Armstrong to the last three of his seven Tour de France wins, tested positive for the blood booster … [Read more...]