Australian Officials Say Lance Armstrong Could Repay Fees

Lance Armstrong On Stage 3 of the 2011 Tour Down Under

SYDNEY, Jan 15, 2013 (AFP) - The South Australian state government Tuesday said it would be "more than happy" for Lance Armstrong to repay his appearance money from the Tour Down Under, but it had no legal power to make him do so. Speaking after Armstrong reportedly admitted during an interview with talk show host Oprah Winfrey to using performance-enhancing drugs, South … [Read more...]

Evans Named Australian Cyclist Of The Year

SYDNEY, Nov 12, 2011 (AFP) - Tour de France winner Cadel Evans was named the Australian cyclist of the year at an awards ceremony in Sydney, the fourth time he has claimed the coveted gong. Evans, 34, made history when he became the first Australian to win the race in July and in recognition of his achievement was awarded the Sir Hubert Opperman medal at the ceremony late Friday. … [Read more...]

Haussler To Race As An Australian, Not German

Cervelo Test Team rider Heinrich Haussler announced on Wednesday that he was giving up his German citizenship in order to compete as an Australian. The 26-year-old grew up with dual citizenship in Australia as the son of an Australian mother and a German father. He moved to Germany at the age of 14 and has been riding with a German license. "It was not an easy decision to give up my … [Read more...]

Bobridge Blitzes Pursuit Times At Aussie Nationals

PARIS, Feb 2, 2010 (AFP) - Australian cycling sensation Jack Bobridge claimed his second individual pursuit title in emphatic style Tuesday, setting the third fastest time ever for the 4km event, Cycling Australia announced. Bobridge, who will race this season for the Garmin road team, posted a stunning time of 4min 14.427sec on his way to qualifying for the gold medal ride-off. The … [Read more...]