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  • Transgender cyclist is top female finisher at El Tour de Tucson

    11/21/2016 12:26:00 PM PST · by fightin kentuckian · 88 replies
    Tucson.com ^ | 11/21/2016 | Ezra Amacher
    Determined was a good word to describe Jillian Bearden, who won the women’s 106-mile race in 4:36.07. Bearden, who is transgender, rode for the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance — SAGA — to promote gender inclusion within cycling. Saturday marked the 36-year-old’s first El Tour, which is Southern Arizona’s largest participatory sporting event.
  • France Cancels Nice Cycling Championships Amidst Terror Fears

    08/06/2016 4:20:22 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 22 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | August 6, 2016 | Breitbart London
    NICE (FRANCE) (AFP) – The European road cycling championships, which were due to be held in Nice from September 14 to 18, have been cancelled for security reasons, the French city’s mayor confirmed on Friday. The announcement came just three weeks after the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice which claimed 85 lives and injured more than 300. Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old Tunisian who drove a truck into revellers watching a fireworks display on the city’s Promenade des Anglais, was shot dead by police. “Given that it was an event that would have required a large police presence, and...
  • Le Tour d' France 2016 ( [not] Live thread)

    07/02/2016 9:28:55 AM PDT · by Baynative · 111 replies
    Le Tour ^ | July 2, 2016 | staff
    Day one of the 2016 tour finished right at Omaha Beach in Normandy France. With the 70th anniversary of "D" Day coming this week the message of remembrance is a stark contrast to the condition of our world today.
  • Criterium du Dauphine: Chris Froome wins third title

    06/12/2016 10:10:59 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 8 replies
    Britain's Chris Froome won a third Criterium du Dauphine title on Sunday. Fellow Briton Stephen Cummings won the final stage from Le-Pont-de-Claix to Superdevoluy, but it was Froome who added to his 2013 and 2015 titles. The Team Sky rider had opened a 21-second lead heading into stage seven and held out to win by 12 seconds from Frenchman Romain Bardet. Froome won the Tour de France after both his previous Dauphine successes. This year's edition begins on 2 July.
  • Sinead O'Connor 'Missing' in the US After Bike Ride

    05/16/2016 10:49:10 AM PDT · by usafa92 · 89 replies
    BBC News ^ | 5/16/2016 | BBC News
    Wilmette Police "are seeking to check the well-being" of the 49-year-old, they said in a brief press release. Police were called after O'Connor "left the Wilmette area" for a bicycle ride at 0600 local time on Sunday, and had not returned after more than a day. No more information is currently available, police say. O'Connor became a global star in 1990 with the worldwide hit Nothing Compares 2 U, a song written by Prince. She has recorded 10 solo albums but has also made headlines with controversial outbursts throughout her career. In 1992, she ripped apart a photo of Pope...
  • Olympic bikes to be tested for motors

    05/04/2016 1:30:42 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    radionz.co.nz ^ | May 4, 2016 | radionz
    Bikes will be tested at the Olympics and Tour de France to try to find hidden motors and stop 'mechanical doping. Cycling's governing body, the UCI says up to 12,000 bikes will be tested this year using a new scanning system introduced in January.
  • Germany's bicycle autobahn: pedaling nowhere?

    04/01/2016 10:53:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 04/01/2016 | Irene Banos Ruiz
    Construction on a bike highway — hoped to connect communities to make high-speed, emissions-free commuting possible — is underway in Germany. But with funding in question, will this bikers’ dream still come true? […] The cost-benefit relation presented by the RVR is optimistic: Benefits equal nearly five times more than costs. Figures indicate the bike autobahn would save €11.5 million yearly on medical expenses due to the health benefits of greater physical activity and reduced pollution, while it would also save €6.3 million through prevented accidents. But money is lacking to complete the project, estimated at €184 million. For the...
  • Bike doping? I had no idea.

    02/02/2016 9:16:22 PM PST · by Baynative · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb 1, 2016 | Daniel McMahon
    Cycling officials on Saturday detained a bicycle ridden during the cyclocross world championships in Zolder, Belgium, to investigate "technological fraud," and on Sunday they confirmed the bike had a concealed motor in the frame. The International Cycling Union said the bike belonged to 19-year-old Belgian Femke Van den Driessche. It is the first official case of "mechanical doping" or "bike doping" at cycling's highest level. If used at the right time during a race even a small motor can provide a critical burst of power and speed.
  • 2015's greatest hits: Nation's first bicycle HOT lanes planned for Mt. Vernon Trail

    01/02/2016 5:17:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    Greater Greater Washington ^ | April 1, 2015 (originally) and December 31, 2015 | Seymour Rhodes
    The National Park Service and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) have announced a new partnership to construct the nation's first bicycle High Occupancy/Toll Express Lanes on the Mount Vernon Trail between Rosslyn and Mount Vernon.
  • Terrorism charge facing bicyclist found with body armor, guns in Thumb

    09/22/2015 6:40:40 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 19 replies
    0 Reddit AKRON, MI — A man found carrying body armor and a concealed weapon on his back while pedaling a bicycle on the streets of a Michigan neighborhood is facing a "threats of terrorism" charge. Pontello David Pontello Police said they found David Pontello, 44, a man matching the description of a suspicious person seen in the area of a residential breaking and entering, with a handgun on him and a broken-down shotgun and ammunition in his backpack, along with ballistic body armor, the Tuscola County Sheriff's Department reports.
  • My "Crash" Course in Grief

    09/05/2015 9:54:14 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 7 replies
    KingdomCrossing.com ^ | 9/4/15 | Michelle Thomas
    Pun intended. It’s been four months today since my dad was killed in a hit-and-run crash. He was cycling near his home on May 4 and was hit from behind by an intoxicated motorist (who was later apprehended). Dad was killed instantly. As I wrote a month after the crash, my dad was my rock, and our whole family is trying to pick up the pieces of our lives and figure out how to go on without him.
  • Answers Tough To Find After Cyclist Hit By Chunk Of Concrete (Play Guess the Description)

    08/10/2015 7:18:17 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 40 replies
    WCCO ^ | 8/9/15 | Nina Moini
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A cyclist in Minneapolis never saw what hit him, but a witness said it was a vicious attack. Mackenzie Jensen has a fractured jaw after someone threw a chunk of concrete at his face from a passing vehicle. Jensen was biking on 41st Street in south Minneapolis Friday afternoon when it happened. He wasn’t doing anything wrong when police say a man drove by in a white Bronco, hurling a concrete chunk the size of a brick at Mackenzie’s head. Police say witnesses saw the man wore a glove, his hands protected from the rough cement. While...
  • Cyclist attacked in Minneapolis

    08/10/2015 7:15:58 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 15 replies
    Police Issue Warning After Cyclists Randomly Attacked In Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Random attacks against bicyclists in Minneapolis are prompting warnings Sunday from police. We’ll warn you, there are disturbing photos with this story as someone’s been throwing chunks of concrete at bikers. Two people were hit on Friday in separate incidents, including 20-year-old Mackenzie Jensen of south Minneapolis. He was biking on a quiet south Minneapolis block of 41st Street when officers say he was attacked out of the blue. A woman who was hit was in the same area. The female victim was grazed with the chunk of...
  • Chris Froome celebrates his Tour de France victory with trip on a private jet and bacon buttie [tr]

    07/28/2015 11:51:13 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 7 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7-27-15 | Steph Cockroft
    Tour de France winner Chris Froome flew back to the UK on a private jet this morning - before heading straight out for a victory bacon battie. The 30-year-old rider, who clinched the historic win in Paris yesterday, said he tucked into the sandwich for the 'first time in months' as he relaxed into a few days' rest following the three-week race. He told Sky Sports News: 'It’s not only just the Tour, it’s the whole build-up to it. We spend months and months just doing every little thing right and getting every little detail right to try to get...
  • Le Tour d' France 2015 (Live thread)

    07/03/2015 2:38:45 PM PDT · by Baynative · 110 replies
    LeTour.com ^ | 7/3/15 | Site staff
    Pinot (Thibaut) - (fra) / Bardet (Romain) - (fra) © Presse Sports In the lead up to the start of the 102nd Tour de France in Utrecht, letour.com has chosen to highlight five key stages. Of symbolic importance in the development of the race or perhaps decisive with regard to the final general individual classification, they feature the required characteristics for an extraordinary sporting show. The last episode is l'Alpe d'Huez where the final battle is scheduled on the eve of the grand finale in Paris. In a recent past, Frenchmen have performed on the so-called «Dutchmen's climb». Will they...
  • Cyclists Injured After Crashing Into Dead Alligator in Weston

    06/28/2015 8:54:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jun 27, 2015 | Cherine Akbari
    Several cyclists were injured Saturday morning after crashing into a dead alligator that was blocking a Weston road. The cyclists were riding on State Road 84 near Indian Trace Road in Weston, according to city officials. That's when the first riders hit the animal, causing a chain reaction crash. Broward Sheriff's Office FIre Rescue transported four of the injured cyclists to area hospitals. They have not been identified, and their conditions were not released.
  • Kerry breaks leg in bike crash; ends overseas trip early

    05/31/2015 6:56:57 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 133 replies
    AP Hosted ^ | May 31, 2015 | BRADLEY KLAPPER
    GENEVA (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry broke his leg in a bicycle crash Sunday, apparently after hitting a curb, and scrapped the rest of a four-nation trip that included an international conference on combating the Islamic State group. Kerry was in stable condition and in good spirits as he prepared to return to Boston for further treatment with the doctor who previously operated on his hip, U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said. He said X-rays at a Swiss hospital confirmed that Kerry fractured his right femur. "The secretary is stable and never lost consciousness, his injury...
  • Pedal Pusher: Peduto sets Pittsburgh on down cycle

    06/08/2015 6:45:17 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 16 replies
    Pedal Pusher: Peduto sets Pittsburgh on down cycle by Daniel Clark “It isn’t the way it was in 1970,” says Pittsburgh mayor Bill Peduto. “Not everyone’s dream is to have their own car and use it to get to work.” Actually, you’d have to go back a lot farther than 45 years to find a time that having a car was “everyone’s dream.” The Model T had made that a reality half a century earlier. By 1970, it was just a normal facet of life in a civilized Western nation. Well, we can’t have that, now, can we? Peduto vowed...
  • John Kerry Suffers Broken Leg in Bike Accident in France

    05/31/2015 6:14:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 82 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 31, 2015 | Shawna Thomas, Nancy Ing and Matthew Grimson
    Secretary of State John Kerry suffered a broken leg in a bike accident in France early Sunday, and will return to the U.S. for treatment, the State Department said. The cycling accident occurred near Scionzier, France, about 25 miles from Geneva, where Kerry had been holding nuclear talks with Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif. Kerry was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Geneva in a stable condition, and is said to be in good spirits. State Department spokesman John Kirby said Kerry had suffered a broken femur, but is expected to make a full recovery.
  • Fixing the Cobblestone Roads of the Paris-Roubaix

    04/12/2015 7:09:59 AM PDT · by PeteB570 · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/11/2015 | WSJ
    The Paris-Roubaix bicycle race in northern France features 32 teeth-chattering miles of cobbled roads. Landscaping apprentices help repair potholes along the way.
  • Maryland's first female Episcopal bishop exposed as hit-and-run driver 'who killed young father

    12/29/2014 2:18:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | December 29, 2014 | By Josh Gardner
    Maryland's newly ordained first female Episcopal bishop fatally crashed into and killed a bicyclist before fleeing just two days after the Christmas holiday. Police on Saturday said a 58-year-old female motorist drove away from a scene of mangled metal beside a fatally injured man taking his final breaths--41-year-old father and custom bike maker Tom Palermo. A letter from the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland revealed Sunday that it was their No. 2 leader, Bishop Heather Cook, who disappeared from the fatal crash before finally returning to take responsibility. Meanwhile, photos from the scene can attest there was no way Cook could...
  • Episcopal bishop identified as driver in fatal bike crash

    12/29/2014 4:23:20 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    Baltimore Brew Blog ^ | December 28, 2014 | Fern Shen
    In an email to the clergy of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, the Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton has identified the driver of the car involved in the fatal bicycle crash on Roland Avenue yesterday as Bishop Heather Elizabeth Cook, ordained in September to serve as Bishop Suffragan, the No. 2 spot in the diocese. “I am distressed to announce that Bishop Heather E. Cook was involved in a traffic accident Saturday afternoon, Dec. 27, that resulted in the death of bicyclist Thomas Palermo, 41,” Bishop Sutton wrote today, noting that Cook did not sustain any injuries. Bishop Sutton also...
  • "Ride the Ridge" from Danny MacAskill

    12/03/2014 5:16:35 PM PST · by West Texas Chuck · 8 replies
    I have posted some of this cat's stuff before, some of you may have seen it. As a cyclist I respect his skills, as a man I respect his courage, as an adventurer I respect his love of his land. Live long and prosper my brother. You Da Man, man!
  • Bicyclist arrested after trying to order Taco Bell in drive-through

    11/19/2014 9:30:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 47 replies
    news journal ^ | November 18, 2014 | Patricio G. Balona
    A drunken New Smyrna Beach bicyclist whose drive-through order at Taco Bell was rejected because he wasn't in a car refused to leave the restaurant then tussled with police, according to an arrest report. Gabriel Harris, 33, was charged with resisting an officer with violence in the late-night incident and was out of the Volusia County Branch Jail on $1,000 bail, records show.
  • Gino Bartali: The man who helped save Italy's Jews("Italy's very own version of Babe Ruth")

    10/29/2014 6:44:57 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | October 29, 2014 | James Masters
    (CNN) -- "He never asked nor accepted any reward, because he was good and simple and did not think that one did good for a reward." (Primo Levi, If This Is A Man) Gino Bartali wanted to keep it to himself. How could a man, so famous and so revered, keep it a secret for so long? "Good is something you do, not something you talk about," Bartali once explained. "Some medals are pinned to your soul, not to your jacket." He was Italy's very own version of Babe Ruth -- a man whose personality, character and success transcended sport....
  • Squirrel’s final dash ends in disaster with cyclist injured

    10/06/2014 9:14:18 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 6, 2014 | Vivian Ho
    In an act of nature that defied the laws of probability, a squirrel seriously injured a bicyclist at the Levi’s GranFondo charity ride in Sonoma County over the weekend when it ran onto the course and got caught in the spokes of the man’s bike, authorities said.
  • Colombia women’s cycling team looks naked in new uniform — SEE IT

    09/15/2014 2:34:14 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 93 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 14, 2014
    Colombia's national cycling team has become a laughing stock with its new skin-toned uniforms. Designers of the female squad's new garb bizarrely decided to use nude-colored cloth around the groin area.
  • Men who cycle more ........ more likely to develop prostate cancer, study finds

    07/09/2014 5:09:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    mail online ^ | Ben Spencer
    FULL TITLE: Men who cycle more than nine hours a week are six times more likely to develop prostate cancer, study finds Middle aged men who spend nine hours a week on their bike are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, new research suggests. A British study of 5,200 cyclists is the biggest research project ever conducted on the health impact of cycling. It suggests that cyclists in in their 50s who bicycle for more than nine hours a week may be up to five times as likely to receive a diagnosis of prostate cancer. The team of...
  • Knockout game-style attack lands bicyclist in intensive care (Virginia)

    08/31/2014 9:33:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    WTVR-TV ^ | August 29, 2014 | Scott Wise and Wayne Covil
    PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. — A 51-year-old bicyclist remains in intensive care at VCU Medical Center after he was targeted in what a witness called a “knockout game-style” attack. The man was riding his bicycle on River Road near the Prince George County-Hopewell line at about 7:30 Sunday morning when a car came up from behind and slowed down, the bicyclist’s friend said. The friend, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, said someone in the car reached out and hit the bicyclist in the back with either his hand or an object. The bicyclist had time to...
  • Tour de France *** 2014 *** [LIVE THREAD]

    07/02/2014 12:26:29 PM PDT · by Baynative · 324 replies
    Le Tour ^ | July 2, 2014 | Various
    While the media tries to make soccer into a real sport we are only three days away from the 2014 Tour de France a genuine test of men against men, men against nature, men against elements and men testing their own hearts and will.
  • Why Does Cycling Attract So Many Snobs?

    06/30/2014 8:38:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 222 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 30 Jun 2014 | Jamie Fewery
    A new breed of cyclist is infecting our roads and destroying the inclusive nature of bike riding. Jamie Fewery introduces 'sportive snobbery'It was inevitable that with the rapid growth in cycling, factions would emerge. Sub groups of cyclists who define themselves by how seriously they take the sport, their kit, their observance of cycling’s heritage; gangs and coteries who jostle to adopt the lifestyle to a greatest degree. Reach a critical mass of humans who enjoy a shared interest and lines will inevitably be drawn. The peloton rarely sticks together. For the most part, this is fine. As with...
  • Six local guards shot dead so Western round-the-world cyclist could ride through...Pakistan

    01/23/2014 8:25:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 23, 2014 | Staff
    Six men were shot dead in western Pakistan while protecting a Spanish man travelling through the country by bike, police said. Javier Colorado, who is attempting to cycle around the world, had crossed into Pakistan's western province of Baluchistan from Iran. Although police reported that he suffered minor injuries, his family posted on his Facebook page that he was unhurt.
  • LANCE ARMSTRONG WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Cycling chiefs helped me to cheat!

    11/18/2013 4:31:36 PM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11-18-2013 | Matt Lawton
    t was the story he had denied. The story Emma O'Reilly went some way to telling when she exposed Lance Armstrong as a drug cheat. But when the conversation moved to the subject of that positive test in 1999, he not only agreed with her that she had been right but went a stage further. O'Reilly always believed there was a bigger conspiracy and with her sitting before him he finally revealed the full scale of the cover-up, naming Hein Verbruggen as a central figure in his escape from punishment. Certainly, Armstrong used this opportunity to his full advantage. He...
  • 2013 USA Pro Challenge Route Features American Professional Cycling’s Highest Elevation

    08/18/2013 2:58:58 PM PDT · by Baynative · 74 replies
    USA Pro Challenge ^ | 8/18/13 | Baynative
    DENVER (April 25, 2013) – The route for the 2013 USA Pro Challenge professional cycling stage race, taking place Aug. 19-25 in Colorado, will take riders on a heart-pounding journey through the breathtaking Colorado Rockies. The largest spectator event in the history of the state, the USA Pro Challenge continues to set records in professional cycling history by taking the riders to unprecedented elevations. In 2012, with a lead change nearly every day, one of the closest professional races in U.S. history came down to the final moments of the Individual Time Trial in Denver, and this year’s route promises...
  • Bicycles: the new conservative enemy

    07/18/2013 6:08:03 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 50 replies
    Maclean's ^ | July 16, 2013 | Jaime Weinman
    In the 1980s, the conservative humourist P.J. O’Rourke wrote “A Cool and Logical Analysis of the Bicycle Menace.” He was joking. In 2013, Wall Street Journal editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz said, “the bike lobby is an all-powerful enterprise” and the presence of a bike-sharing program in New York was an example of “the totalitarians running the government of this city.” She wasn’t joking. Rabinowitz’s widely discussed appearance on a Wall Street Journal video, which was picked up by many news outlets and The Daily Show (“Slow down, lady, they’re just bikes!” Jon Stewart exclaimed), did more than draw attention...
  • Unsafe to Ride! [YouTube video of youths trying to mug cyclist]

    07/14/2013 7:19:58 PM PDT · by stillonaroll · 40 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 6/26/13 | George Wells
    The old I-280 and Buckeye Basin Greenbelt Parkway bike path is not safe to travel. It is littered with broken glass and stones. There are gangs of kids loitering and blocking the path, trying to prevent cyclists from passing through. Monday, June 24 2013, three boys attempted to attack me and prevent my passage. I recorded the event with a GoPro camera mounted on my bike.
  • Tour de France *** 2013 *** [LIVE THREAD]

    06/26/2013 3:56:07 PM PDT · by Baynative · 362 replies
    Le Tour ^ | 6/26/13 | Baynative
    For as long as I can remember it has been a tradition that the Tour de France begins with a prologue held on the first Saturday of July. Something changed this year, but the race goes on with a new and exciting route beginning with a specially staged prologue on the French island of Corsica in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • The True Scandal of Lance Armstrong: Enough Free Passes for Role Models

    01/16/2013 2:23:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2013 | Armstrong Williams
    Another day. Another scandal. Another high-profile celebrity headed to Oprah’s couch to express contrition and try to resuscitate his image. Today it’s Lance Armstrong, but tomorrow it will be someone else -- which is why I believe it’s time to say enough is enough. No more free passes for our children’s role models. I don’t know Lance Armstrong and apparently nobody else really did either. What I knew was the same cynically constructed fairy tale that he sold all of us: the inspirational story of a young cyclist who nearly died from cancer and was resurrected through the miracles of...
  • Oprah Winfrey 'surprised and mesmerized' by Lance Armstrong's confession

    01/15/2013 6:24:50 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | January 15, 2013 | BETH STEBNER and RACHEL QUIGLEY
    Oprah Winfrey revealed today she was surprised and mesmerized by some of Lance Armstrong's answers in the wake of her grueling two-hour interview with the shamed cyclist, in which he finally admitted using illegal performance-enhancing drugs. Speaking to CBS this morning about the 'intense and emotional' interview that took place in Austin yesterday, she said: 'He did not come clean in the manner I expected, I was surprised. Myself and the whole team were mesmerized and riveted by some of his answers. 'I think he answered my questions satisfactorily. He was thoughtful and serious and had prepared himself for this...
  • In Reversal, Armstrong Is Said to Weigh Admitting Drug Use

    01/05/2013 8:19:28 AM PST · by Vision · 71 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/5/13 | JULIET MACUR
    Lance Armstrong, who this fall was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping and barred for life from competing in all Olympic sports, has told associates and antidoping officials that he is considering publicly admitting that he used banned performance-enhancing drugs and blood transfusions during his cycling career, according to several people with direct knowledge of the situation. He would do this, the people said, because he wants to persuade antidoping officials to restore his eligibility so he can resume his athletic career.
  • Lance Armstrong Cheated to Win. Why is that Wrong?

    11/20/2012 12:11:09 PM PST · by Notary Sojac · 49 replies
    Reason.com ^ | 17 Nov 2010 | Nick Gillespie
    After months of bad press, the greatest competitive cyclist of all time has officially hit rock bottom: The Lance Armstrong Foundation has dropped the name of its eponymous creator and will now be known as the Livestrong Foundation. Rest easy, Lance, it can’t get much – or is that any? – worse. His story is unparalleled, Shakespearean in scope and breadth. A cocky, gum-flapping athlete battled insurmountable odds after a devastating cancer diagnosis, his greasy soul barely slipping the surly clutches of a certain dirt nap. Ultimately, he rehabilitated his battered body and morphed into a champion. Not only did...
  • Lance Armstrong's Tour titles stripped, says UCI

    10/22/2012 7:23:47 AM PDT · by AmericanSamurai · 111 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/22/12 | Julien Pretot
    GENEVA, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life on Monday after the International Cycling Union (UCI) ratified the United States Anti-Doping Agency's (USADA) sanctions against the American. The long-awaited decision has left cycling facing its "greatest crisis" according to UCI president Pat McQuaid and has destroyed Armstrong's last hope of clearing his name. "Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling. Lance Armstrong deserves to be forgotten in cycling," McQuaid told a news conference as he outlined how cycling, long battered by doping problems for decades, would have to...
  • Lance Armstrong’s Fall From Grace

    10/18/2012 11:32:12 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 21 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | October 18, 2012 | JP
    Seven-time Tour de France cycling champion Lance Armstrong has long rejected the idea that God has dominion over his life. He has refused to accept that his Creator saved him from testicular cancer (“If there was a God, I’d still have two balls,” he once sneered). He has refused to credit the Almighty for his exceptional athletic prowess (“One of the redeeming things about being an athlete is redefining what’s humanly possible,” he once declared.) The Bible warns that “God opposes the proud.” And Armstrong’s stunning fall from grace offers proof that God’s Word does not return void. The disgraced...
  • My Own Lance Armstrong Confession

    10/16/2012 11:57:12 PM PDT · by ssanders519 · 7 replies
    Straightjacket Junction ^ | 10/15/2012 | Steve Sanders
    NOTE: This blog is obviously a work of fiction. However, with the farce of an investigation that has recently been brought against Lance Armstrong, I couldn't resist a little farce of my own. If you have no interest in cycling, this probably won't mean anything to you and you should probably skip it. Now that the USADA case against Lance Armstrong has come to a close, and everybody from George Hincapie to Dave "Buy My Junk" Zabriskie is coming forward with their own confessions of doping, I figure it is about time I came clean about my own involvement with...
  • Really, what are these people who support Lance Armstrong on?

    10/13/2012 8:22:00 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 45 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | October 12, 2012 | Des Kelly
    So who else knew? There were too many people involved; too many mouths open and too much money was in play for this to remain a genuine secret for so long. There must have been people in positions of power within the sport who had knowledge of what Lance Armstrong was up to long before this damning dossier was released. Dragging the proof into the public domain was a difficult task, but only because it was hampered by what has all the appearances of an institutional cover-up, a co-ordinated conspiracy and the propagation of a huge lie that extends way...
  • USADA has 1,000-page report on Lance Armstrong’s ‘sophisticated’ doping program

    10/10/2012 3:54:47 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 68 replies
    Sun Times ^ | October 10, 2012 | Eddie Pells AP
    Lance Armstrong challenged the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to name names and say what it had on him. On Wednesday, it did. The anti-doping body revealed a group of 11 former Armstrong teammates — some loyal, some estranged — who each provided evidence of drug use on the U.S. Postal Service team. USADA Chief Executive Travis Tygart called it “the most sophisticated, professionalized and successful doping program that sport has ever seen.” USADA will deliver its reasoned decision against Armstrong later Wednesday, a summary of the facts it used to hand him a lifetime suspension and erase his titles. The organization...
  • Lance Armstrong doping campaign exposes USADAÂ’s hypocrisy

    08/27/2012 8:22:05 AM PDT · by luv2ski · 49 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2012 | Sally Jenkins
    First of all, Lance Armstrong is a good man. There’s nothing that I can learn about him short of murder that would alter my opinion on that. Second, I don’t know if he’s telling the truth when he insists he didn’t use performance-enhancing drugs in the Tour de France — never have known. I do know that he beat cancer fair and square, that he’s not the mastermind criminal the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency makes him out to be, and that the process of stripping him of his titles reeks. A federal judge wrote last week, “USADA’s conduct raises serious questions...
  • Parkinson’s sufferer arrested in Leatherhead for ‘not smiling’

    A MAN arrested during the Olympic cycling road race says he was detained for "not smiling". Martial arts trainer Mark Worsfold, 54, was arrested shortly before cyclists passed through Leatherhead on July 28 due to "his manner, his state of dress and his proximity to the course", according to police. But Mr Worsfold, who had been doing a Taekwondo demonstration in Red House Gardens, said officers told him he was arrested because he was not smiling – and he added that his face can seem expressionless due to his Parkinson's disease. "I was sitting minding my own business," he said....
  • (Prius) Driver beaten after car veers into bikers

    05/21/2012 3:39:43 AM PDT · by csvset · 58 replies
    SFGATE ^ | May 21, 2012 | Demian Bulwa
    <p>A Prius driver who was using his cell phone to record footage of a pack of motorcyclists veered into them Sunday morning, prompting some of the bikers to beat him up on a San Mateo County freeway, the California Highway Patrol reported.</p>
  • Cadel Evans to the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, race will feature entire Tour de France podium ( CO )

    07/29/2011 8:54:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    velo nation ^ | July 29, 2011 | Kyle Moore
    Shawn Hunter, co-chairman of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado, has confirmed that Tour de France champion Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) will be participating in the race. The Pro Challenge, which will be held from August 22-28, will feature eight ProTour teams in all. The addition of Evans to the BMC Racing Team roster bolsters the already considerable buzz surrounding the race... Along with Evans, Frank and Andy Schleck are slated to start for Leopard-Trek. “These guys together have become household names in terms of the sporting environment, in particular cycling,”... Though the overall victory will likely...