Cycling Can Shed Black Sheep Status: So Says Prudhomme

Cycling can shed black sheep status: Prudhomme by Benoit Noel DOHA, Jan 29, 2008 (AFP) - The head of the Tour de France, Christian Prudhomme, said Tuesday he believed the advent of biological passports would help the sport to shed its "black sheep" status after years of doping scandals. Speaking in Doha on the sidelines of the Tour of Qatar, Prudhomme said plenty of interest was … [Read more...]

Floyd Landis gets his long awaited CAS court date

Floyd Landis gets his long awaited CAS court date Floyd Landis will not get his chance to present his appeal to a Court of Arbitration for Sport panel in New York on March 19, the American's lawyer Maurice Suh announced. The CAS appearance is the final stage of appeal in the former professional cyclists' 18-month long legal battle. On July 27, 2006 Tour de France organizer ASO announced that … [Read more...]

Scotland open talks for tartan Tour de France

Richard Moore Thursday December 20, 2007 The Guardian Scotland has emerged as a candidate to host the Grand Départ of the Tour de France after the success of London last summer. EventScotland, the Scottish government-funded agency, travelled to Paris in September for discussions with the Tour director, Christian Prudhomme, on taking the race north of the border, with Glasgow or Edinburgh as … [Read more...]

Michael Rasmussen to sue Rabobank – Does anyone really care

Michael Rasmussen is apparently planning to take Team Rabobank to court to contest his withdrawal from the Tour de France and his dismissal from the team this summer. The 33 year-old Dane has hired Dutch lawyers, who have confirmed to the Belga press agency that they have been engaged. Rasmussen was fired from Rabobank this summer on the ground that he had lied to them about his whereabouts in … [Read more...]

2009 Tour de France – stages in Monaco confirmed

The 2009 Tour de France will kick off from the tiny Mediterranean Principality of Monaco, the race's organizer officially announced the Grand Tour's first few stages Friday. The Grand Départ will start with a 15-kilometer time trial that will take place partly on the world-renowned Monaco Grand Prix circuit, July 4, making 2009 the fifth year Monaco has hosted a stage of the Tour. The time … [Read more...]

The Inside Dope on Sports Testing

I found this article in the Wall Street Journal and I thought it was an interesting read. It is really written as a The Inside Dope on Sports Testing By SKIP ROZIN November 28, 2007; Page D9 With the announcement earlier this month that tennis star Martina Hingis would fight her positive test for cocaine use, sports fans rolled their eyes. We'd heard it before. Isn't cyclist Floyd … [Read more...]

Confusion over T-Mobile and the 2006 Tour

German anti-doping crusader Doctor Werner Franke continued to insist that at least five T-Mobile riders left Strasbourg, France – site of the Grand Départ of the Tour de France – on the evening of Saturday, July 1, 2006 and drove to Freiburg, Germany, for blood transfusions. However, the head of a committee investigating the University doesn't know anything about it, according to the German … [Read more...]