The Armstrong Debate – Can He Win The 2009 Tour de France

No position by: Spencer Canon Bicycling Magazine arrived in my mailbox yesterday. The cover article is "Lance Rides Again. Why He Can Win." I found myself immediately annoyed. First off, I don't know how I miraculously got a subscription to Bicycling. It just shows up every month like a perky Hollywood celebrity telling me I can "Lose 5 Pounds Now!" and offering riveting insight into "Why Pete … [Read more...]

Anti Doping Chief John Fahey Praises Armstrong Comeback

GENEVA, Feb 24, 2009 (AFP) - World Anti-Doping Agency president John Fahey on Tuesday praised Lance Armstrong's comeback and the "phenomenal" interest the US cyclist generated for cycling and the campaign against cancer. Fahey, who was operated on for lung cancer in 2001, applauded Armstrong's own personal struggle against cancer and the donations the US cyclist whipped up for the disease … [Read more...]

Armstrong Lacks Punch, But Exceeds Expectations Including His Own

by Justin Davis ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 24, 2009 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong's return to professional cycling did not end in victory here at the Tour Down Under on Saturday. But the 37-year-old American, completing his professional comeback after a three-and-a-half year hiatus, is happy with his race form less than five months before fully testing his legs at the three-week Giro … [Read more...]

Huge Fan Interest In Armstrong’s Comeback Race At Tour Down Under

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 8, 2009 (AFP) - The first of the European teams have arrived in Australia for this month's Tour Down Under, but the travel details of cycling superstar Lance Armstrong were still under wraps Thursday. Race organisers, mindful of the extraordinary interest that the seven-time Tour de France champion's comeback has generated, have not released his arrival plans for … [Read more...]

I Can Race For A Full Two Years States Armstrong At Press Conference In Spain

I ARONA, Spain, Dec 4, 2008 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong has indicated he could race for a full two years after launching his comeback from retirement with a bid for an eighth Tour de France crown. The seven-time yellow jersey champion, who also reiterated his innocence in the face of drugs allegations over the years, added that he was happy to finish way down the standings of the … [Read more...]

Armstrong Says That Astana Is Just One Big Happy Family

Armstrong and Contador Showing The Team Astana Pride

ARONA, Spain, Dec 4, 2008 (AFP) - Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong on Thursday played down any rumors of internal strife in his new cycling team Astana. On his comeback from retirement, Armstrong joined the Astana team of Spaniard Alberto Contador, who recently became the fifth cyclist in history to secure victories in all three major Tours winning the 2007 Tour de France … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Fears Being Attacked By Spectators At Tour de France

Lance Armstrong has revealed that he fears being attacked by spectators when he makes his return to the Tour de France next year. The American, a seven-times winner of the Tour, believes he could be targeted by French fans angry that doping allegations surrounding him have helped to destroy the credibility and the magic of cycling's most famous race. In an interview with The Guardian … [Read more...]

Armstrong States: I’m Not Playing Games With Tour de France Organizers

PARIS, Nov 5, 2008 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong, who claimed he was not playing games with organizers on his Tour de France participation next year, has revealed he will race in some spring classics but not Paris-Roubaix. The seven-time Tour de France winner announced his comeback to cycling after a three-year hiatus earlier this year but in recent weeks has placed doubts on bidding to win an … [Read more...]

Video: Lance Armstrong At Tour de Gruene

This video was taken by CycleTo.com at Lance Armstrong's first race back. It was the Tour de Gruene time trial. He was, as expected, fast. Also as expected he won. So the big question is - now that Lance is back - Is he really back to win? Watch Lance at the Tour de Gruene in Sports Online  |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Wins Time-Trial On Way Back To The Top

Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong won the Tour of Gruene time-trial timing in 33 minutes and 14 seconds over the 26.6 kilometre route. The 37-year-old - who sensationally announced earlier this year that he was returning to the saddle next season - was competing in the 35-39 age category and beat his nearest rival's best time by nearly three minutes and was 1 min 43 seconds … [Read more...]