Lance Armstrong

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    November 6, 2013
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    May 29, 2013

    Lance Armstrong's Livestrong Charity Loses Nike as Sponsor

    The Lance Armstrong scandal is the story that just keeps on taking. In the most recent development, Nike has pulled its support from the disgraced bike racer's cancer charity, Livestrong, the Associated Press is reporting. So, that whole yellow bracelet thing is probably on its way out.

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Ah Ha! Moment: Armstrong Confesses to Oprah

    Two people had a discussion last night that has been a long time coming. A question was asked and with an answer in the affirmative, their entire relationship changed. Though the description sounds like a delightful marriage proposal, this was actually a television interview. "Yes." With one word ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Forget Cycling: Lance Armstrong's Complicated Legacy

    Not to steal some thunder from Lance Armstrong before his big confession to Oprah is aired tonight--the Manti Te'o story has already done that--but I must make a confession of my own. I've got to get this monkey off my back. I've got to free myself of the burden I've been carrying around for so long ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Lance Armstrong Tapes Reported Mea Culpa with Celebrity Confessor Oprah Winfrey, But It May Not Be Enough

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Lance Armstrong Resigns From Foundation, Loses Nike and Michelob Endorsements in Doping Scandal

    Disgraced Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong resigned today as chairman from the cancer foundation he helped create, and learned that Nike had cut ties with him in the wake of a damning report about his use of banned performance enhancing drugs. Armstrong will remain on the board of the Livestr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Lance Armstrong Gives Up, And So Do We

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2011

    Lance Armstrong Invites You To Go On a Run With Him Today

    ​What are you up to this afternoon? If you're anything like us, you'll be watching an illegally downloaded copy of The Smurfs 3D while eating the party sub you've been saving since Bastille Day. If you're feeling a little more active, Lance Armstrong has cordially asked you to run through New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Lance Armstrong and His Accusers: Processing the Unthinkable

    Lance Armstrong, flanked by two guys accusing him of nothing. Yet.​During Lance Armstrong's recent comeback, the Voice kept a fairly close eye on him. Despite what some commenters seemed to believe, we actually have admired the man and his incredible cycling exploits. For years, of course, Ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Lance Armstrong in 39 Quotes

    ​To celebrate Lance Armstrong's 39th birthday, Cyclingnews writer Peter Cossins has put together 39 of the cyclist's best quotes that span his long winning career. The collection of utterances neatly describes the highs and lows of Armstrong's storied career, from his first Tour de France sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Lance Armstrong and Nicolas Sarkozy: Two Old Dudes on Bikes

    The king of cycling meets the president of France​At home, we get to watch the Tour de France on a giant TV in glorious HD. But at work, we're forced to find pirated live streams on our desktop from all kinds of sources. For this morning's epic showdown on the Tourmalet between Andy Schleck an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2010

    Lance Armstrong Faces a Crucial Day in the Alps (UPDATE: Lance is Cooked) SirottiLance stuck close to Contador yesterday​With a mountain-top finish in the Alps this morning, Lance Armstrong has an opportunity to make up some time he lost to his main rival, Alberto Contador. Or, he can simply stick with Contador and look for a later oppor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Lance Armstrong Buddies Up With Alberto Contador As Mountains Loom BettiniCavendish weeps​We're late with this morning's Tour update -- Stage 6 is already underway and should produce another sprint finish in a couple of hours -- but for Lance Armstrong fans, there's still not much to do but wait for the Alps to arrive this weekend. Ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Lance Armstrong Facing Hecklers and a Doubting Press Bettini​As the Tour de France settles into a more normal first-week routine of long breakaway attempts and nervy sprint finishes, the cycling press has time to wonder: did a flat tire on Tuesday's chaotic cobblestoned stage doom Lance Armstrong's chance to win his final ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Lance Armstrong Survives Another Day of Crashes; French Rider Now in Yellow Bettini​Everyone in the Tour de France fell down and broke their necks yesterday. After choking down giant plates of pasta, enduring some massages, and managing a few hours of sleep, they will all be back on their bikes today for even more wipeouts and compound fracture ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Lance Armstrong Avoids Pile-Ups To Stay In Strong Contention SirottiIt was Eddy Merckx day at the Tour​It was old-timer's day at the Tour de France yesterday, in more ways than one. Not only is Lance Armstrong, at 38, trying to become the oldest winner ever in his final Tour, but on a day meant to be an homage to the greates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2010

    Lance Armstrong Starts Tour de France Strong, Calls 1-2 Finish, Too​Thanks to the New York Times, we all know it was the small electric motor hidden in his downtube which allowed Swiss cyclist Fabian Cancellara to power his way to a win in yesterday's Tour de France prologue. The world time-trial champion blew away the rest of the field on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2010

    Lance Armstrong Slimed on Eve of Tour by French Journalists Rupert Murdoch

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Lance Armstrong Will Not Win the Tour de France (Tomorrow's Stage, That Is)

    Lance on a funny bike in the good old days​The Tour de France begins tomorrow with a short race of 8 kilometers -- called a prologue -- through the streets of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. (No one in the Netherlands cares the slightest bit about this as, right at this moment, the country's team ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Former Dopers Looking for Glory in This Year's Tour de France

    ​Most of the Lance Armstrong news today is about his Twitter announcement yesterday that this year's Tour de France will be his last. (A typical write-up, from the BBC.) But with just a few days to the start of this year's three-week epic, there were some other items of interest...

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2010

    Lance Armstrong's Duel with Former Teammate Looming, Signs Are Iffy

    ​We'll be keeping an eye on what journalists and cycling pundits around the world are saying as 2010's much-anticipated Tour de France nears. This year's edition starts Saturday, July 3 with a prologue, a short spin of 8 kilometers, around Rotterdam in the Netherlands. For Americans, the most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    NY Times gets to Lance Armstrong/US Postal Service/Fraud Story 5 Years Late

    ​I was struck by something seeing today's New York Times story about how, if new allegations about Lance Armstrong being a doper while he was racing for sponsor U.S. Postal Service pan out, he's got more than a cycling license to worry about -- there are serious fraud repercussions that could ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Floyd Landis Admits Doping, Accuses Lance Armstrong and Other Top US Cyclists

    Junkie​Cyclist 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2009

    Lance Armstrong Mildly Zinged by Andy Samberg in I Love You, Man DVD

    ​Professional cycling goes on even after the Tour de France, but you'd never know if if all you did was follow Lance Armstrong. Even before his comeback, he rarely took part in late-season events after the Tour was finished. So there's little news to report about what Armstrong is up to these days ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    No Admiration for Armstrong? Thank You, Alberto Contador!

    ​You've probably already heard the news that Alberto Contador, the 2009 Tour de France champion, returned to his home country of Spain yesterday and promptly trashed Lance Armstrong, the teammate who helped him win his second Tour championship.What a pendejo, our friend Gustavo "Ask a Mexican" Are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2009

    Live-Blogging the Armstrong Comeback: Ventoux!

    ​Well, this is what we've all been waiting for.For the first time ever, the final Saturday in a Tour de France features a high mountain climb, and what a climb! Mont Ventoux is about to begin, and we're ready: we have our coffee and the race playing on Versus.When this course was announced last fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Jockbeat: French Liking Lance Armstrong More This Time

     Are the French finally softening towards Lance Armstrong? Our correspondent in Paris, Bill Strickland, editor-at-large of Bicycling Magazine and co-author  of We Might as Well Win (which chronicles Armstrong's seven Tour de France victories), told us from France just thirty minutes ago th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2009

    Live-Blogging the Armstrong Comeback: Verbier!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2009

    Lance Armstrong: Don't Blame Me, George!

    The Tour de France got a lot more interesting today, one day ahead of schedule.We already knew that tomorrow's stage into the Swiss Alps would turn up the fireworks in what has been a "slightly boring" race (according to Armstrong himself).The surprise today was that Lance's old teammate George Hinc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Lance Armstrong is Bored

    We've been thinking it, but Lance went ahead and said it.At the end of today's stage of the Tour de France, which is now nearing the end of its second of three weeks, the seven-time winner used his Twitter account to sum up his feelings about today's leg of the legendary race:"Wet and cold. And slig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2009

    Lance Armstrong Unleashed: A Brief Guide to the Tour de France

    Tomorrow, Lance Armstrong begins cultural learnings of the Tour de France for make benefit glorious nation of Kazakhstan.The 7-time champion is making his return to the Tour as part of a rocky comeback that has included a broken collarbone, some flashes of brilliance, and steadily improving results. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Lance Armstrong On Trial In Italy (UPDATED)

    As we noted several months ago, this year's Giro d'Italia -- Italy's answer to the Tour de France -- was given a very strange layout to celebrate the race's centenary.That layout was designed before race organizers knew that Lance Armstrong was going to make a comeback and race in the Giro for the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Lance Armstrong in Italy: Remembering Cycling's 'Omerta'

    After an unplanned collarbone fracture, Lance Armstrong's comeback gets back on track this weekend with one of his big goals: Italy's three-week grand tour, the Giro d'Italia.For most casual Americans fans, cycling means the Tour de France, and Lance will race in that spectacle in July. But the Giro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Lance Armstrong Returns to Racing this Week

    Seems like just days ago we were posting photos of Lance Armstrong showing off his big new scar after a metal plate and twelve screws were installed to hold together his shattered collarbone. But he's mended so quickly, he's making his return to racing tomorrow in New Mexico.As late as yesterday, Ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2009

    Lance Armstrong's Twitter Misadventure

    Lance Armstrong's clavicle continues to mend, and today he spent a long seven hours in the saddle, preparing for his return to racing next month in Italy.Happy with the results of his workout, he tried to share a couple of videos of his ride with his 700,000 Twitter followers -- people who have sign ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    Vecsey Gives Lance Armstrong a Nice Trim

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Lance Armstrong's Comeback Fractures in Spain

    The Times crossed its fingers earlier today, hoping against hope that news of Lance Armstrong's crash and injury in Spain didn't result in a fracture. But that doesn't seem to be the case. is now reporting that Armstrong's collarbone was fractured after a spill today on the first da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    The Absurdly Low Price of Lance's Recovered Bike

    The New York Post this morning -- and others, including the Associated Press -- are reporting that Lance Armstrong's time trial bike, which was stolen after the Tour of California prologue in Sacramento, was recovered when a man, not the thief, turned it in to Sacto cops.The bike, the story says, wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Lance Armstrong Passes the Joke Test

    On his way to today's San Jose start at the Amgen Tour of California -- a race name with ironic doping connotations, as we pointed out last week -- Lance Armstrong made a lighthearted observation on his Twitter:'Driving to the start in SJ. Just passed Zig Zag Bail Bonds. "Smok'n the competition" is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Lance Armstrong: The Straight Dope

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Lance Armstrong Shows His Strength

    This afternoon's Versus broadcast is still a few hours away, but we've been keeping up on Lance Armstrong's exploits with the excellent cycling website,, which is providing live commentary and fun photos like the one you see here.We won't spoil the surprise of what you'll see at 4 pm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Lance Armstrong Down Under: Nervous Nellie

    Sunday marked Lance Armstrong's return to professional cycling with a short spin around Adelaide, Australia that was broadcast here Sunday afternoon on the Versus network. The rapid circuit race was just a prequel to the Tour Down Under itself, which started in earnest earlier today with its first s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2009

    Lance Armstrong Not the 'Big Hot Favourite'

    Lance Armstrong has been training lately in Hawaii, a convenient halfway spot before he heads for Australia this weekend. On January 18, he'll make his return to televised cycling competition with the one-day prequel to the Tour Down Under, as we reported earlier.And what do his antipodean rivals th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    The Armstrong Comeback: Lance's Twitter

    Lance Armstrong, like many top athletes, has long had a contentious and generally uncomfortable relationship with the press. He seemed to give interviews reluctantly, and he even had a way of looking put out when he was talking to the fawning folks at OLN/Versus, the network that broadcasts the Tour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    The Lance Armstrong Comeback: A Programming Note

    Lance Armstrong's own website, along with many others watching his comeback, repeatedly refers to January 20 as the big day our hero will return to action.But we noticed that the Tour Down Under, the Australian stage race Armstrong has chosen for the first leg of his comeback, actually begins with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    More CGI: Mike Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Bill Clinton

    Mike Bloomberg was on the Clinton Global Initiative bill at the Sheraton today, appearing with Bill Clinton and Lance Armstrong. It was revealed that Armstrong will return to cycling, first in Australia's Tour Down Under in Australia in January, and then in the 2009 Tour de France, and will appear a ... More >>

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