The final act in the Shakespearean drama of cycling great Lance Armstrong is about to begin, with the airing this week of his admission to who else but Oprah Winfrey--the celebrity confessor--that he indeed took performance enhancing drugs during his professional career. This is news only in that ... More >>
The Daily News jumped the gun with its cover this morning -- no, Lance Armstrong has not been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. Not yet, anyway. Last night, Armstrong threw in the towel with a defensive statement posted to the Internet, saying that he was no longer going to fight the dop ... More >>
Ah, the classic French assault on Lance Armstrong as he's walking to the starting gate of the Tour de France! It seemed to happen every year when the Texan was ripping up the record book at the hallowed French race. On the eve of the event, Le Monde would publish some explosive new allegatio ... More >>
JunkieCyclist Floyd Landis has finally admitted to doping, four years after he was caught red-handed and was stripped of the 2006 Tour de France championship. But that news is quickly being overshadowed by Landis's reported accusations against his former teammates, Levi Leipheimer, George Hi ... More >>
Sipping coffee this morning with Versus on the telly. The Tour de France should become a brutal slugfest in another hour or so, and we figured we'd tap out a few notes as it happens...For some background, take a look at our recent posts on the great French race, or look at our full archives of the A ... More >>
UPDATE: Armstrong responds to the controversy. See end of post.George Vecsey has an interesting column today about something that apparently has the French press in a tizzy: when Lance Armstrong was surprised last month by a French cycling official who showed up and asked for samples for a drug test ... More >>
What a strange reunion is taking place for three cycling legends this weekend in California: --Lance Armstrong, the 7-time Tour de France winner who is staging a comeback at 37 in part to prove that he's a clean rider and no doper, despite a controversial 2005 report claiming that he'd used th ... More >>
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