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”

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...]

Lance Armstrong’s Tour Ride Called ‘Disrespectful’ By Cookson

London, March 17, 2015 (AFP) - World cycling chief Brian Cookson on Tuesday hit out at drugs cheat Lance Armstrong's plans to ride this year's Tour de France route for charity, branding them "completely disrespectful". Armstrong, stripped of his seven Tour titles for doping offences, has signed up to take part in the event, organised by former England football player Geoff Thomas. … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Statements Regarding The CIRC Cooperation

Lance Armstrong Statement: I am grateful to CIRC for seeking the truth and allowing me to assist in that search. I am deeply sorry for many things I have done. However, it is my hope that revealing the truth will lead to a bright, dope-free future for the sport I love, and will allow all young riders emerging from small towns throughout the world in years to come to chase their dreams without … [Read more...]

UCI Chiefs ‘Protected’ Armstrong Against Doping Claims

By Jean MONTOIS Paris, March 9, 2015 (AFP) - An independent commission on Monday accused top leaders of cycling's world body of protecting Lance Armstrong and other drug cheats to protect the sports reputation. The commission also said doping remains widespread and called on the International Cycling Union (UCI) to enact widespread changes. The Cycling Independent Reform … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Must Pay $10M After Arbitration Loss

Lance Armstrong US Postal Team

Dallas, Feb 16, 2015 (AFP) - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of seven Tour de France titles for doping, must pay $10 million (8.8 million euros) after losing an arbitration dispute with SCA Promotions. The Texas firm announced Monday in a statement that the arbitration panel punished Armstrong for "an unparalleled pageant of international perjury, fraud and … [Read more...]

USADA Chief Tygart Rejects Lance Armstrong ‘Witch-Hunt’ Claim

Lance Armstrong US Postal Team

By Bhavan JAIPRAGAS Singapore, Feb 11, 2015 (AFP) - The US anti-doping chief Wednesday dismissed accusations of a "witch hunt" against Lance Armstrong and said he was delighted with reforms aimed at cleaning up cycling. Travis Tygart, chief executive of the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), hit back at comments from former International Cycling … [Read more...]

What’s In Santa’s Bag For Your Favorite Cyclist?

Sports Fiction: Almost As Strange As Reality

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