Bruyneel To Write Book About Lance Armstrong Affair

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BRUSSELS, Jan 18, 2013 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong's former team director Johan Bruyneel is set to present his version of events of the doping scandal that has enveloped cycling in a book, Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported on Friday. According to the newspaper, Bruyneel wanted "to put everything into the right context and correct the false image that the USADA (US Anti-Doping Agency) … [Read more...]

Landis Admits To Defrauding Donors

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SAN DIEGO, California, Aug 24, 2012 (AFP) - Floyd Landis, stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title for doping, Friday admitted that he defrauded those who donated money for his defense and agreed to pay more than $478,000 in restitution. With the deal the 36-year-old former cyclist avoided jail time, and if he fails to come up with the money he could still end up behind … [Read more...]

Disgraced Doper Floyd Landis Faces 18-month Suspended Sentence

PARIS, Oct 24, 2011 (AFP) - The prosecutor in a computer hacking case against Floyd Landis on Monday called for an 18-month suspended prison sentence for the disgraced American cyclist. The French state prosecutor called for the Tribunel Correctionel -- a criminal court -- in Nanterre just outside Paris to hand down the same suspended sentence to Landis' former coach Arnie Baker, in his … [Read more...]

New Armstrong Lawyer Rips Leaks In Doping Case

SAN FRANCISCO, May 26, 2011 - Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has hired two lawyers who won a legal victory in a baseball drug case over Jeff Novitzky, lead investigator in a federal probe of Armstrong. John Keker and Elliott Peters, based in San Francisco, had represented Major League Baseball's players union in an appeals court victory that said federal agents had no right … [Read more...]

SHUT UP ALREADY!

So Tyler Hamilton decides now that he is going to return his Olympic Gold Medal. He now has also decided that he just cannot hold it in any longer. Yes, he says, it is true. My buddy Floyd told you and now I am. That is after 60 Minutes (the TV show) pays me to tell you. “I saw it in his refrigerator,” Hamilton told the American news program in the interview to air Sunday. “I saw … [Read more...]

UCI To Take Legal Action Against Landis

GENEVA, May 4, 2011 - World cycling chief Pat McQuaid has taken legal action against disgraced former Tour de France winner Floyd Landis for libel, the governing body said on Wednesday. McQuaid, the president of the International Cycling Union (UCI), and former president Hein Verbruggen, "have lodged a case in the Swiss courts against Mr Floyd Landis regarding repeated, serious attacks … [Read more...]

Contador Is Now Starting To Feel The Heat

Written by: Justin Davis PARIS- Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador was Thursday facing a minimum one-year ban from competition in what was another hammer blow to the reputation of the drug-tainted sport. Coming hard on the heels of the myriad accusations falling on seven-time champion Lance Armstrong, the Spanish Cycling Federation's sanction against their … [Read more...]

Armstrong Confident Of Being “Vindicated”

ADELAIDE, Australia - Lance Armstrong said Friday he is confident of being vindicated following the most recent report to focus the doping spotlight on the Tour de France icon. Armstrong is the subject of a federal investigation in the United States after allegations of doping leveled by disgraced former teammate Floyd Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title for … [Read more...]

Armstrong Brushes Off Doping Allegations

Written by: Justin Davis ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan 19, 2011 (AFP) - Embattled Tour de France icon Lance Armstrong Wednesday angrily brushed off fresh doping allegations that emerged in a magazine report. Armstrong is the subject of a federal investigation in the United States following allegations of doping levelled by disgraced former teammate Floyd Landis, who was stripped of … [Read more...]

Armstrong Accused Of Arm Twisting Others To Dope

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LOS ANGELES - Seven-time Tour de France champ Lance Armstrong was the "instigator" in an intricate doping campaign by Team Motorola in the 1990s, according to an in-depth probe by a pair of Sports Illustrated reporters. Stephen Swart, a teammate in 1995, told the magazine the American cyclist and cancer campaigner urged fellow members of the team to use banned boosting agent EPO, … [Read more...]