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Ten things Lance Armstrong could do with his life

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With the International Cycling Union’s decision not to appeal the findings of the United States Anti-Doping Agency against Lance Armstrong, the sporting of cycling and the athlete have quickly suffered. In addition to Armstrong’s long list of sponsors withdrawing their contracts, the Tour de France vacating the rider’s titles and the unexpected withdrawal of Rabobank from its long-time team and ... Read More »

Lance Armstrong’s ‘What Am I On?’ Nike commercial proves prophetic for all the wrong reasons

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For his diverse collection of sponsors, Lance Armstrong drove a green car (Nissan Leaf), drank diet beer (Anheuser-Busch) and made a few clever, pointed commercials (Nike.) For the latter, Armstrong wasn’t the first controversial athlete the Swoosh-ladened company sponsored, and he likely won’t be the last. When  Armstrong’s Tour de France persona first became to blossom and drug accusations had ... Read More »

Jonathan Vaughters outs Garmin-Sharp riders as dopers on cycling forum

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Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of the Garmin-Sharp team whose veteran rider Christian Vande Velde last month won the USA Pro Challenge in Colorado, is now seemingly talking at free will about pro cycling’s doping problems — including outing current members of his team. Last month, about one month after denying several members of his squad provided testimony to the USADA in ... Read More »

Lance Armstrong’s final Tour de France crash as a martyr or fraud?

Lance Armstrong has lashed out at cycling prior to the 100th Tour de France

Lance Armstrong’s life has rarely been routine. Like Michael Jordan, Barry Bonds and Tiger Woods in their sports, Armstrong catapulted cycling to a new mountaintop of acceptance with talent, charisma and bravado. Sports fans who make fun of golf as overbearingly boring will watch Tiger Woods play in the Swampville Open. Sports fans who don’t know the Tour de France ... Read More »

Tyler Hamilton ‘tell-all’ book set for release on Lance Armstrong’s birthday

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Tyler Hamilton, the dethroned 2008 Olympic time trial gold medalist and admitted doper, will provide further details into his career of “winning at all costs” in the book “The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France,” set for publication Saturday, Sept. 18. Hamilton, the former teammate of Lance Armstrong who finished as high as fourth overall ... Read More »

Lance Armstrong wins inaugural Stinger Trail Marathon

Lance Armstrong at the finish of the Stinger Trail Marathon in Steamboat Springs, Colo,

Lance Armstrong completed his first trail marathon and fourth marathon of his career in Aug. 13 by claiming the inaugural Stinger Trail Marathon in Steamboat Springs, Colo. by more than eight minutes in 3 hours, 18 minutes and 10 seconds. Armstrong, 40, one of the owners of Honey Stinger, the endurance sports product that sponsored the Steamboat Stinger weekend, assumed ... Read More »

Tour de France 2013, stage 1: Porto-Vecchio-Bastia

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For the second straight year, the Tour de France will begin in June, not July and will again begin with a full stage, not a prologue. Although details of the opening few stages of each year’s Tour de France are revealed well before the official presentation, the opening of the 100th edition in Corsica as well as the first two ... Read More »

Nibali, Evans, Leipheimer, Hincapie, Horner set for USA Pro Challenge

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Italian Vincenzo Nibali (Liquigas-Cannondale), the third-place finisher in this year’s Tour de France, 2011 Tour de France titlist Cadel Evans (BMC) of Australia and defending race titlist Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) of the United States are favorites scheduled to compete beginning Aug. 20 in the second USA Pro Challenge. In all, six of the top-13 finishers in this year’s ... Read More »

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