Lance Armstrong Being Barred From Gran Fondo Hincapie

LOS ANGELES, Oct 25, 2014 (AFP) - Disgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong has been barred from taking part in a cycling event with ex-US Postal Service teammates as part of his lifetime ban for using performance-enhancing drugs. Armstong's plan to ride this weekend was scuttled because the non-competitive event in South Carolina comes under the umbrella of Colorado Springs-based USA … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Says The Lie Would Have Continued

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LOS ANGELES, Aug 20, 2014 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong says he would still be issuing strident denials if he hadn't been caught and then forced to admit to using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. "If this stuff hadn't taken place with the federal investigation, I'd probably still be saying 'no' with the same conviction and tone as before. But that gig is up," Armstrong … [Read more...]

Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Lance Armstrong To Proceed

LOS ANGELES, June 20, 2014 (AFP) - A US federal judge on Thursday denied Lance Armstrong's request to dismiss the government's $100 million fraud lawsuit filed against the disgraced American cyclist. US District Judge Robert Wilkins said the American government can proceed with the case that alleges Armstrong defrauded the government by accepting sponsorship money from the US Postal … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong Testifies In SCA Case

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2014 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong gave sworn testimony Thursday as part of a Texas firm's effort to recoup millions of dollars it paid the disgraced American for what he later admitted were drug-fueled Tour de France victories. Jeffrey Dorough, general counsel for Dallas-based SCA, told AFP that Armstrong had given a sworn deposition in the case in Austin, although he … [Read more...]

I’m Still A Seven Time Tour de France Winner

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WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong, in a rare interview, says he still considers himself a Tour de France champion despite his spectacular fall from grace for using performance-enhancing drugs. Armstrong -- stripped of his record seven Tour titles -- told Outside magazine he thinks his fellow competitors would agree he genuinely won cycling's greatest event. "Yes, I … [Read more...]

The Lance Armstrong Probe Findings Due In A Year

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GENEVA, April 09, 2014 (AFP) - An inquiry team probing the role of cycling's leaders in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal will deliver its report by next year, the head of the sport's global governing body UCI said on Wednesday. Brian Cookson, who won an ugly UCI leadership contest in September 2013 vowing to right past wrongs, said the three-member independent commission of inquiry … [Read more...]

Bradley Wiggins Children ‘Taunted Over Armstrong’

LONDON, Feb 05, 2014 (AFP) - Former Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins has revealed that his children had to move schools after they were bullied in the wake of the Lance Armstrong drug revelations. Wiggins became the first British winner of the Tour in 2012, seven months before American rider Armstrong was stripped of his seven victories in the race after finally admitting to … [Read more...]

Armstrong Admission Overshadows Froome Dominance

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PARIS, Dec 19, 2013 (AFP) - Almost every year cycling reaches peak interest at the end of July with the culmination of the Tour de France, but 2013 was the year in which Lance Armstrong ensured mid-January saw the sport's defining moment. Armstrong took to the US airwaves to finally admit what everyone already knew, that he had been a drugs cheat … [Read more...]

Verbruggen Slams Lance Armstrong ‘Cover-Up’ Claims

LONDON, Dec 18, 2013 (AFP) - Former head of world cycling Hein Verbruggen has angrily rejected claims from Lance Armstrong that he helped to cover up a positive drug test for the disgraced American cyclist. Last month, Armstrong alleged that in 1999 Verbruggen, the former president of the UCI, encouraged him to hush up a positive test for a banned corticosteroid found in a cream for … [Read more...]

Armstrong ‘Bought’ Million Dollar Race With Roberto Gaggioli Help

ROME, Dec 13, 2013 (AFP) - Retired Italian rider Roberto Gaggioli told Friday's edition of the Corriere della Sera that Lance Armstrong paid him $100,000 in 1993 in order to win the Million Dollar Race in the United States. "It was a young American colleague," Gaggioli, who is now 51, was quoted as saying. "He offered me a panettone (a traditional Italian Christmas cake) as a present and … [Read more...]