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Virtual Tour de France winner Nibali crushes rivals in Pyrenees

Vincenzo Nibali crushed everyone on the last mountain leg of the Tour de France on Thursday, all but ensuring he will be crowned champion when the race ends in Paris in three days.

Posted: July 26th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Lance Armstrong ordered to testify under oath

In this July 29, 2007 file photo, Lance Armstrong, seated into a car of the Discovery Channel cycling team, right, jokes with teammate George Hincapie  during the 20th and last stage of the 94th Tour de France cycling race between Marcoussis, southwest of Paris, and Paris. Hincapie was the "Loyal Lieutenant" who helped Lance Armstrong to seven Tour de France titles, only to later provide the key testimony that brought his downfall. Now, Hincapie is peeling back the shroud that has long covered the dark era of doping in cycling in a book due out next month that is part memoir, part mea culpa. AP

Lance Armstrong has been ordered to give sworn videotaped testimony next month about using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France seven times.

Posted: May 20th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Lance Armstrong case back in court over bonuses

Lance Armstrong.  AP FILE PHOTO

Lance Armstrong’s attorneys say a Dallas company can’t reopen a settlement over millions in bonuses it paid him even though he later admitted to lying about using performance-enhancing drugs.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Veteran cyclist O’Grady admits doping in ’98 Tour

Most of team RadioShack and Stuart O'Grady of Saxo Bank. AP Photo/Bas Czerwinski

Only a day after retiring from professional cycling, Stuart O’Grady admitted to using a blood-booster during the scandal-plagued 1998 Tour de France.

Posted: July 25th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Britain’s Froome rides to victory in 100th Tour de France

Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, drinks a glass of champagne during the 21st and last stage of the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race over 133.5 kilometers (83.4 miles) with start in Versailles and finish in Paris, France, Sunday, July 21, 2013.  AP PHOTO/LAURENT CIPRIANI

Chris Froome won the 100th Tour de France on Sunday, having dominated rivals over three weeks on the road and adroitly dealt with doping suspicions off it.

Posted: July 22nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Everest in a day: Tour de France gets truly brutal

Christopher Froome of Britain, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, drinks during the nineteenth stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 204.5 kilometers (127.8 miles) with start in in Bourg-d'Oisans and finish in Le Grand-Bornand, France, Friday July 19 2013. AP Photo/Christophe Ena

Half the height of Mount Everest, climbed on a bike, in a single day. Even by Tour de France standards, Stage 19 was hard.

Posted: July 20th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Froome tightens grip on lead at Tour de France

Stage winner and overall leader Christopher Froome of Britain crosses the finish line of the fifteenth stage of the Tour de France. AP FILE PHOTO

From now on, let him be called Chris Vrooooom.

Posted: July 15th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Armstrong won’t interview under oath with USADA

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In this July 28, 2006 file photo, Lance Armstrong testifies during a U.S. Senate field hearing on cancer research and funding in Iowa City, Iowa. AP FILE PHOTO

Lance Armstrong will not interview under oath with the agency that exposed his doping and took his seven Tour de France titles. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency told Armstrong he would have to reveal all he knows about doping in cycling — a process officials expected would take several days — if he wanted to reduce his lifetime ban from sports.

Posted: February 21st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Cycling: Armstrong confession bleak day, says Contador

Lance Armstrong.   AP

Two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador described Lance Armstrong’s doping confessions as a bleak day for cycling, but insisted the battered and bruised sport can enjoy a drug-free future.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Armstrong’s enemies find vindication, sadness

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FILE - In this July 6, 2004, file photo, U.S. Postal Service's Lance Armstrong rides ahead of Team Phonak's Tyler Hamilton,, center, and T-Mobile's Jan Ullrich, of Germany, during the third stage of the Tour de France cycling race between Waterloo, Belgium, and Wasquehal, northern France.  Admitting he cheated was a start. Now, it's all about whether Armstrong is ready to give details, lots of them, to clean up his sport. Hamilton, whose testimony helped lead to Armstrong's downfall, says if Armstrong is willing to provide information to clean up the sport, a reduction in the sanctions would be appropriate. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

First shunned, then vilified by Lance Armstrong, Mike Anderson had to move to the other side of the world to get his life back.

Now running a bike shop outside of Wellington, New Zealand, Armstrong’s former assistant watched news reports about his former boss confessing to performance-enhancing drug use with only mild interest. If Anderson never hears Armstrong’s voice again, it would be too soon.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Armstrong admits doping: ‘I’m a flawed character’

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Lance Armstrong. AP FILE PHOTO/Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc., George Burns

Lance Armstrong finally admitted it. He doped. He was light on the details and didn’t name names. He mused that he might not have been caught if not for his comeback in 2009. And he was certain his “fate was sealed” when longtime friend, training partner and trusted lieutenant George Hincapie, who was along for the ride on all seven of Armstrong’s Tour de France wins from 1999-2005, was forced to give him up to anti-doping authorities.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

‘One big lie’ Armstrong says of 7 drug-fuelled Tours

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Lance Armstrong.   AP

Lance Armstrong admitted his seven Tour de France titles were fueled by an array of drugs, reversing years of denials in a televised interview with Oprah Winfrey broadcast Thursday.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Armstrong says ‘sorry,’ accepts blame for doping

This Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 photo provided by Harpo Studios Inc., shows talk-show host Oprah Winfrey interviewing cyclist Lance Armstrong during taping for the show "Oprah and Lance Armstrong: The Worldwide Exclusive" in Austin, Texas. The two-part episode of "Oprah's Next Chapter" will air nationally Thursday and Friday, Jan. 17-18, 2013. AP/Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc., George Burns

Lance Armstrong tells Oprah Winfrey he took performance-enhancing drugs.

Posted: January 18th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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