Armstrong’s Classic Doping Cocktail

PARIS, Jan 19, 2013 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong's monosyllabic admissions that he used a classic cocktail of doping products to win his seven Tour de France crowns came as little surprise to anti-doping experts. In his television interviews with chat show host Oprah Winfrey, the Texan admitted using blood-booster erythropoetin (EPO), blood-doping transfusions, testosterone and human growth … [Read more...]

Armstrong Has Strong Words For Landis And His Accusations

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - Seven-time champion Lance Armstrong hit out Saturday only hours before the start of his final Tour de France campaign at more "false" doping accusations leveled by former teammate Floyd Landis. Disgraced champion Landis was stripped of his yellow jersey in 2006 after testing positive for testosterone but spent millions of dollars trying to clear his name. After … [Read more...]

UCI Claims ‘No Conflict Of Interest’ In Armstrong Donation

PLAN DE CORONES, Italy, May 25, 2010 (AFP) - World cycling chief Pat McQuaid rejected claims there was a conflict of interest in the sport's governing body accepting a 100,000 dollar donation from Lance Armstrong. Armstrong, the seven-times Tour de France champion, was forced on the defensive once more last week after stinging allegations of systematic doping were leveled at him by former … [Read more...]

Has Landis Open The Flood Gates For Others

LOS ANGELES, May 22, 2010 (AFP) - With confessed drugs cheat Floyd Landis cooperating with a federal probe, two others fingered by the disgraced US cyclist have been contacted by authorities, the New York Times has reported. Landis, who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title after testing positive for synthetic testosterone, created a sensation this week when he admitted after years … [Read more...]

Zirbel Suspended Two Years For Testosterone

Cyclist Tom Zirbel has been suspended for two years after testing positive for testosterone at the US Pro Road Championships last August, the US Anti-Doping Agency said Friday. Zirbel, 31, finished second to David Zabriskie in the individual time trial at the championships, held in Greenville, South Carolina. But his urine sample was positive for testosterone or its precursors, banned … [Read more...]