Anti-Doping System Open To Abuse Says Chris Froome

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London, Sept 27, 2016 (AFP) - Tour de France champion Chris Froome has responded to the drug-taking controversy surrounding Bradley Wiggins by claiming sport's anti-doping rules are open to abuse. Froome took to Twitter to vent about the issues with doping controls after two officially approved Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) earlier in his career were revealed by hackers earlier this … [Read more...]

Tour de France Lab Able To Detect Micro Doping Levels

Saint-Lô, France, July 1, 2016 (AFP) - A French laboratory testing doping samples at the Tour de France is now able to detect micro doses of EPO, French sports newspaper l'Equipe said on Friday, as cycling battles to mend its damaged reputation. Many cyclists, such as disgraced American Lance Armstrong, have been banned for using the blood-booster EPO, but there were fears that riders had … [Read more...]

USA Cyclist Kristin Armstrong Eyes Her Third Olympic Gold

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Los Angeles, June 24, 2016 (AFP) - Kristin Armstrong will have a chance at a third straight Olympic cycling time-trial gold in Rio, the US cycling federation announced on Thursday. Armstrong, 42, will be competing in a fourth Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August when she will line up in the road race and the individual time trial. Armstrong retired after the 2012 London Olympics, but … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Settles Lawsuit With SCA Promotions

London, Sept 27, 2015 - Disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong has paid out over $10 million (8.9 million euros) in a settlement to Bob Hamman and his SCA Promotions company, British newspaper the Sunday Times reported. Armstrong sued Hamman, an American professional bridge player, in 2004 after SCA withheld a payment of $5 million to the cyclist over doping allegations, the paper … [Read more...]

Cookson Pleased With UCI’s Post-Armstrong Progress

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By Jim SLATER Richmond, United States, Sept 25, 2015 (AFP) - Cycling has made great global strides to restore credibility and integrity in the wake of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal, International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson said Friday. On the eve of the closing weekend of the World Road Cycling Championships in Armstrong's home nation of the United States, … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong On The Tour de France Route For Charity

By Julian Carrere Toulouse, France, July 15, 2015 (AFP) - American cyclist Lance Armstrong will be back on the Tour de France roads for a controversial charity ride Thursday, his first appearance since being stripped of his seven titles. He will cycle two stages of the Tour for a leukaemia charity -- from Muret to Rodez on Thursday and from … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Optimistic About Return To France

By Ian WHITTELL London, June 10, 2015 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong expects a welcoming reception when he returns to France for a charity bike ride next month, despite the hostility he has faced in the country in previous years. Armstrong has signed up for former England footballer and fellow cancer survivor Geoff Thomas's 'One Day Ahead' event, in … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong “I Risk Ruin In Landis Lawsuit”

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By Ian WHITTELL London, June 10, 2015 (AFP) - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong admits that he will risk financial ruin when his $100 million (88.4 million euros) whistleblower lawsuit goes before a jury in the United States later this year. The latest of the American's many legal problems has seen his former US Postal Service team-mate … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Risks A Chilly Tour Welcome On Charity Ride

Sochi, Russia, April 22, 2015 (AFP) - Disgraced champion Lance Armstrong will be risking an angry reception if he carries out his own Tour de France charity ride this year, the head of cycling's governing body has warned. The American, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping, plans to go over this year's "Grande Boucle" route one day before the main race with … [Read more...]

Armstrong Accuser Betsy Andreu Celebrates Victory At WADA

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Lausanne, March 25, 2015 (AFP) - Betsy Andreu, one of the first people to attest disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong took banned substances, told AFP that despite him "trying to destroy" her life she felt like she had won by testifying to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Tuesday. Andreu, wife of former Armstrong team-mate and fellow doper Frankie, added that because of her and her … [Read more...]