Astana Has A Successful Weekend – Yellow In Oregon, Podiums In Austria

Successful Weekend: Yellow In Oregon, Podiums In Austria More than ten years after his first stage victories in the Cascade Cycling Classic (1996, 1997) Levi Leipheimer claimed the overall victory in the five-day-race in Central Oregon. Not present in the Tour the France, the USA road champion, was delighted to wear a yellow jersey, the one from the longest consecutively run stage race in the … [Read more...]

Cadel Evans Taking A Guarded Approach To The Yellow Jersey

by Justin Davis CHOLET, France, July 8, 2008 (AFP) - He might be small in height, but the imposing figure of a Belgian police inspector with magic hands could play a major role in Cadel Evans' yellow jersey bid on the Tour de France. For the last five years of Lance Armstrong's seven-year reign on the race Serge Borlee became an all too familiar sight to fans, and a menace to … [Read more...]

Tour de France Contenders Outline Plans To Stop Cadel Evans

by Justin Davis BREST, France, July 4, 2008 (AFP) - This year's Tour de France is gearing up to be one of the most tightly contested in years, according to some of the yellow jersey contenders out to topple race favourite Cadel Evans. The Australian will start the race's 95th edition this Saturday as the favourite following his runner-up place last year. However the … [Read more...]

White House Contenders Discuss Smoke-Free USA With Lance Armstrong

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2008 (AFP) - Seven-time Tour de France winner and anti-cancer advocate Lance Armstrong said Thursday he has discussed banning smoking in public places across the United States with the three White House contenders. "I've asked all the presidential candidates whether America should be smoke-free," he told a Senate committee hearing on how to tackle cancer. "The … [Read more...]

Lance Armstrong to open Israel’s mega cycling route

Seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will open a new cycle route in Israel next year, according to Dutch news site The planned route will run from the coastal city of Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and marks the Jewish's states 60 years of independence. Armstrong this week accepted an invitation extended to him by the Israeli consulate in New York, Ilanm Marciano. The date for the … [Read more...]

Rumor Mill: The Real Reason Lance Armstrong Left Sheryl Crow

Would you want to be anywhere near a bicycle used by or downwind of someone who used only one sheet of toilet paper? "only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where two to three could be required". Maybe Lance Armstrong left Sheryl Crow for using only one sheet of toilet paper once too often and then putting her hands near her mouth? Ew. How … [Read more...]