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  • Tour de France: Contador Wins, but Armstrong Has Other Victory

    07/26/2009 12:22:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies · 223+ views
    New York Times ^ | 7/26/2009 | JULIET MACUR
    ARIS — With the Arc de Triomphe in the distance and a sea of fans along the roadside, Lance Armstrong stood on the podium at the Tour de France on Sunday, two spots below what he was used to. From 1999 to 2005, Armstrong won this race, the most prestigious event in cycling. This time, he was third, behind the winner Alberto Contador of Spain and Andy Schleck of Luxembourg. But for the 37-year-old Armstrong — and for many in the cycling community — it was a victory, even though Armstrong fell short of crossing the finish line first. “I...
  • Lance Armstrong, RadioShack launch cycling team for 2010 Tour de France

    07/24/2009 7:21:05 PM PDT · by Proud_USA_Republican · 54 replies · 1,265+ views
    Daily News ^ | 07/23/2009 | Nathaniel Vinton
    Lance Armstrong is teaming up with RadioShack to form a new Tour de France cycling team next year, and it appears that the electronics retail chain may even sponsor the seven-time tour winner in other events outside of cycling. "Beginning in 2010, Lance Armstrong will compete for Team RadioShack as a cyclist, runner and triathlete in events around the world, including the 2010 Tour de France," said a statement posted at the Web site of Armstrong's foundation.
  • Lance Armstrong Shares Tour de France Lead After Team Time-Trial

    07/07/2009 1:36:24 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 19 replies · 1,661+ views
    Times of London ^ | July 7, 2009
    Lance Armstrong moved level with Fabian Cancellara at the head of the overall standings after helping Astana to a team time-trial success on stage four of the Tour de France. Cancellara, of Saxo Bank, retains the yellow jersey going into tomorrow's fifth stage but Armstrong, the seven-time winner of the Tour, was able to wipe out a 40-second deficit on the roads of Montpellier. Astana posted a time of 46 minutes and 29 seconds to win the 39km stage, with Garmin-Slipstream finishing second 18 seconds back and Saxo Bank third, a further 22 seconds behind. Alberto Contador, Armstrong's team-mate, moves...
  • Armstrong within second of yellow jersey at Tour

    07/07/2009 10:21:42 AM PDT · by americanophile · 21 replies · 1,331+ views
    AP via Google News ^ | July 7, 2009 | JAMEY KEATEN
    MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Lance Armstrong surged within a second of the Tour de France lead after his Astana squad won Tuesday's team time trial in a dramatic finish. Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara of the Saxo Bank team narrowly kept the yellow jersey lead following the fourth stage, a 24.2-mile ride in and around Montpellier. Astana needed to beat Saxo Bank by more than 40 seconds for Armstrong to take the yellow jersey. The seven-time champion started the stage in third place, and Astana exactly matched that 40-second deficit. Cancellara's team finished third. "That's Swiss timing," Cancellara said, laughing. "Time is...
  • Lance Armstrong jumps from 10th to 3rd at Tour de France

    07/06/2009 11:40:53 AM PDT · by Cincinna · 39 replies · 2,275+ views
    BREITBART .COM ^ | Jul 6 01:46 PM US/Eastern | JAMEY KEATEN
    Lance Armstrong jumped from 10th to third place at the Tour de France on Monday, positioning himself for a shot at the yellow jersey after evading trouble on a windy ride along the Mediterranean. Britain's Mark Cavendish won his second straight stage. He and Armstrong and overall leader Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland kept up with a breakaway group that bolted from the pack with 18 miles left in the 122-mile third stage. Armstrong, a seven-time champion coming out of retirement, is 40 seconds behind. He was able to make his big jump because riders in front of him at the...
  • Lance Armstrong: Why Sheryl and I Split

    05/08/2009 1:22:30 PM PDT · by Justaham · 48 replies · 1,853+ views
    LANCE Armstrong is blaming the constant tick, tick, ticking of Sheryl Crow's biological clock as the key factor in their break-up three years ago. In "Lance," out in July from Da Capo, the Tour de France legend tells author John Wilcockson that after he and the sexy rocker were engaged in 2005, two weeks before her 44th birthday, their relationship became "kind of a struggle." "She wanted marriage, she wanted children; and not that I didn't want that, but I didn't want that at that time because I had just gotten out of a marriage, I'd just had kids [Luke,...
  • French doping agency sends Lance Armstrong report to WADA (neo-Gestapp knocks at his door)

    04/06/2009 4:23:23 PM PDT · by VlPu · 6 replies · 1,069+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 6, 2009
    PARIS (AP) — France's anti-doping agency has sent a report on Lance Armstrong's recent test to international sports authorities. The report from March 17 was forwarded to cycling's governing body and the World Anti-Doping Agency. The French agency said it will decide to investigate once it hears from the cycling body. The international cycling group, however, told The Associated Press on Monday it doesn't have jurisdiction in this matter. Armstrong was tested in southern France, where he was training as part of his comeback in a bid to win an eighth Tour de France. He was was asked to provide...
  • Armstrong breaks collarbone, will have surgery

    03/24/2009 4:35:59 PM PDT · by Hot Tabasco · 16 replies · 445+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | March 23, 2009 | By CIARAN GILES, Associated Press Writer
    Lance Armstrong crashes after being knocked out of the first stage of the Vuelta of Castilla and Leon stage race in Spain.
  • Tour of California rides through AV

    02/22/2009 1:45:04 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies · 233+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Sunday, February 22, 2009. | ALEXA VAUGHN
    ACTON - Cycling fans from near and far gathered along Soledad Canyon on Saturday to see cycling champions, including seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, compete in a stage of the Amgen Tour of California. In Stage 7 of a 750-mile race that started in Sacramento, cyclists rolled out at noon from Santa Clarita, wound through Soledad Canyon into Acton and then turned right on Aliso Canyon Road en route to Angeles Crest Highway and a ride over the San Gabriel Mountains to the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. About 1:15 p.m., more than a hundred spectators watched the pelaton,...
  • Armstrong Near Front in Calif. After Bike Stolen (Stage One-Tour of California)

    02/16/2009 7:25:00 AM PST · by lewisglad · 9 replies · 445+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | February 16, 2009
    Armstrong is near front in Calif. after bike stolen February 16, 2009 Lance Armstrong is still among the leaders of the Tour of California after an opening day featuring drenching rain, a flat tire, a minor crash and even the theft of his time-trial bike. Armstrong persevered through his profoundly gloomy day to finish near the front of the 107-mile stage. He led a chase group that never quite caught up to the race leaders, including surprise stage winner Francisco Mancebo of Spain.
  • Lance Armstrong's $10,000 Bike Stolen In Sacramento; Three Teammates Lose Theirs

    02/15/2009 8:16:34 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies · 796+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 15, 2009
    Lance Armstrong's $10,000 bike stolen in Sacramento; three teammates lose theirs By Ed Fletcher Sunday, Feb. 15, 2009 How's this for boosting Sacramento's world image? Sacramento police are looking for leads in a high-profile caper: The case of Lance Armstrong's missing $10,000-plus time trial bike. Early this morning, officials from Armstrong's Team Astana and Armstrong himself reported on their twitter.com feeds that the one-of-a-kind black and gold bike that he used Saturday in the Sacramento prologue and three other teammates' bikes were stolen from a team truck.
  • Lance Armstrong's Bike Stolen In Sacramento

    02/15/2009 5:48:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 53 replies · 1,350+ views
    NBC11 ^ | Sun, Feb 15, 2009
    The one of a kind bike was used in Saturday's time trialSeven time Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong woke up to bad news this morning. Someone broke in to the Astana team's van in Sacramento and stole his one-of-a-kind time trial bike along with three other bikes belonging to his team members. Armstrong made the announcement on a post on Twitter. http://twitter.com/lancearmstrong Sacramento Police confirm they are investigating the theft. The bike is a one-of-a-kind Trek Equinox TTX 9.9 time trial bike. According to Trek team liaison Ben Coates, three Astana team Trek Madone road bikes belonging to Janez...
  • Lance Armstrong hints at run for office

    01/05/2009 5:28:09 PM PST · by prismsinc · 64 replies · 2,821+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01-05-09 | Michael O'Brien
    Cyclist Lance Armstrong said he may have a future in politics, coyly hinting that a desire to serve may lead him to seek public office after the conclusion of his athletic career.
  • Lance Armstrong, girlfriend Anna Hansen announce they're expecting

    12/24/2008 8:53:46 AM PST · by em2vn · 35 replies · 6,575+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 12-23-08 | James Raia,
    Lance Armstrong will soon have four children to go along with his seven Tour de France titles. Armstrong, 37, and his girlfriend Anna Hansen, 28, have announced they’re expecting a child next year. "Anna and I are thrilled to confirm that we are expecting in June and our families are ecstatic and grateful," Armstrong said via a statement. "We are very much looking forward to what 2009 brings on many fronts. We appreciate respecting our privacy, as we are both eager to celebrate the holidays as a family." The expected child of Armstrong and his girlfriend is via natural pregnancy.
  • Report: Lance to return for '09 Tour de France

    09/08/2008 2:03:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 199+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Sep 8
    Lance Armstrong will end his retirement and hopes to compete in the 2009 Tour de France, according to a cycling journal report. The 36-year-old seven-time Tour de France champion will compete in five road races with the Astana team in 2009, the cycling journal VeloNews reported on its Web site Monday, citing anonymous sources.
  • McCain Veers Off Script, Talks About His Cancer Battle

    07/24/2008 10:05:32 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 407 replies · 282+ views
    The Wall Street Journal - Washington Wire ^ | 2008-07-25 | Elizabeth Holmes
    The original draft of John McCain’s speech at the Livestrong Summit Thursday evening made no mention of his own struggle with cancer. The text made a jab at Barack Obama, emphasized the need for improved health care and vowed to take on the tobacco industry — but excluded all references to the Arizona senator’s bout with melanoma.
  • (Gov) Doyle (D, WI), (Lance) Armstrong Unite on Smoke Ban

    03/01/2008 4:20:46 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 36 replies · 870+ views
    Madistan.com ^ | March 1, 2008 | Judith Davidoff
    With just two weeks to go before the Legislature adjourns, Gov. Jim Doyle said it's time legislative leaders in both houses scheduled the smoking ban for a floor vote. "It's important for the leaders to allow it to come to a vote," Doyle said in a conference call Friday with reporters and bicycling star Lance Armstrong. Armstrong, a cancer survivor and advocate, is coming to Madison on Tuesday to appear at a rally at Monona Terrace Convention Center with Doyle and smoke-free advocates. Doyle noted that some lawmakers have indicated there is not enough legislative support to pass the proposal,...
  • Robin Williams and Gang Thrill the Troops

    12/27/2007 10:53:30 AM PST · by kellynla · 26 replies · 608+ views
    worldnetdaily.com ^ | December 25, 2007 | Matt Sanchez
    U.S. AIR BASE, Kuwait – Army Staff Sgt. Andrew Guffey was assigned to the distinguished visitors just arriving to the airbase in the middle of the Kuwaiti desert. The 27-year-old native of Pangburn, Ark., with 10 and a half years of military service was on his first tour of the Middle East and assigned the duty of looking after members of the press. The occasion was the USO tour just before Christmas hosted by Navy Adm. Michael G. Mullen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Guffey had the photographers and military media under control so he would have the time...
  • Robin Williams, Lance Armstrong in Kabul

    12/21/2007 1:06:40 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 50 replies · 225+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | 20 Dec 07 | JASON STRAZIUSO
    KABUL, Afghanistan -- Robin Williams and Lance Armstrong took a swipe at the French, Kid Rock strummed "Sweet Home Alabama," comedian Lewis Black grumbled about the falling snow, and Miss USA told the troops to keep "kicking butt." Some 500 American soldiers watched an all-star USO cast perform under a steady snowstorm at a U.S. base in Kabul late Thursday. The stop was part of a six-day, 14-show tour that saw the entertainers begin their day with a performance in Iraq. The audience of soldiers - bundled in hooded jackets and warm hats - stood in the snow before a...
  • USO Troupe Braves Sand, Snow For GIs

    12/21/2007 5:11:23 AM PST · by RDTF · 39 replies · 388+ views
    Arizona Daily Star (Tucson) ^ | Dec 21, 2007 | AP
    KABUL, Afghanistan — Robin Williams and Lance Armstrong took a swipe at the French, Kid Rock strummed "Sweet Home Alabama," comedian Lewis Black grumbled about the falling snow, and Miss USA told the troops to keep "kicking butt." Some 500 American soldiers watched an all-star USO cast perform amid a steady snowstorm at a U.S. base in Kabul late Thursday. The stop was part of a six-day, 14-show tour that saw the entertainers begin their day with a performance in Iraq. The audience of soldiers — bundled in hooded jackets and warm hats — stood in the snow before a...
  • How Lance Armstrong Gets His Unusual Energy

    06/15/2005 3:42:34 AM PDT · by MississippiMasterpiece · 152 replies · 15,049+ views
    The New York Times ^ | June 14, 2005 | Sandra Blakeslee
    Lance Armstrong's strength and endurance sometimes seem too extraordinary to be believed. Armstrong, a six-time winner of the Tour de France bicycle race who next month will try for his seventh straight victory, can cover 32 miles in one hour of riding. In contrast, the average cyclist covers 16 miles; a top marathon runner can cover 21 miles on a bike. Armstrong can ride up the mountains in France generating about 500 watts of power for 20 minutes, something a typical 25-year-old could do for only 30 seconds. A professional hockey player might last three minutes - and then throw...
  • Campaign veterans say (Lance) Armstrong has political potential

    11/25/2007 2:49:11 AM PST · by trumandogz · 23 replies · 141+ views
    DALLAS — Cycling champion Lance Armstrong is drawing admiring reviews from campaign veterans for his role in pushing for cancer research money, and they say he may have political potential. Armstrong lobbied the Legislature and campaigned for Proposition 15, a $3 billion bond issue for cancer research that voters approved this month. Armstrong toured in a bus and made television appearances with former President George H.W. Bush. State Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, and Cathy Bonner, a former aide to the late Gov. Anne Richards, want Armstrong to run for office. "When you travel with him, it's a rock star kind...
  • Caption Hillary and Lance Armstrong

    08/27/2007 12:59:05 PM PDT · by redstates4ever · 30 replies · 524+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 8/27/07 | staff
    "Democratic presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks during the Livestrong Presidential Cancer Forum with seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, left, Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa."
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 August 2007

    08/26/2007 5:08:19 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 442 replies · 8,804+ views
    Various big media television networks ^ | 26 August 2007 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows Sunday, August 26th, 2007 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Jack Reed, D-R.I.; former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sen. John Warner, R-Va.; cyclist Lance Armstrong. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., and his wife, Elizabeth. THIS WEEK (ABC): Sens. Jim Webb, D-Va., and John Cornyn, R-Texas; former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers. LATE EDITION (CNN) : Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi; New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson; Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan.; Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno, the No. 2...
  • Tour de France Winner’s Team Will Disband

    08/10/2007 9:30:33 AM PDT · by leilani · 20 replies · 428+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 10, 2007 | IAN AUSTEN
    Tour de France Winner’s Team Will Disband By IAN AUSTEN The cycling team of Lance Armstrong and this year's Tour de France winner Alberto Contador said Friday that it will disband after failing to replace the Discovery Channel as its sponsor. The announcement came at roughly the same that Contador held a news conference in Spain to deny the doping allegations that plagued him even before his victory last month. In normal circumstances, a Tour de France win should have assured the continuation of the Discovery Channel squad which is owned by Tailwind Sports, a company based in Austin, Texas,...
  • Edwards bikes with Lance Armstrong: 'The biggest problem is my butt hurts'...

    07/25/2007 5:41:43 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 91 replies · 2,795+ views
    drudge ^ | 20070725 | drudge
    Edwards bikes with Lance Armstrong: 'The biggest problem is my butt hurts'... Then the link. http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070725/NEWS/70725054/1001
  • Introducing...Zlatan (- Muslim soccer gangsta comin straight outta Malmö!)

    02/13/2007 4:44:03 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 8 replies · 2,307+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 02/12/2007 | Paul O'Mahony
    Zlatan Ibrahimovic, one of the most spectacular soccer players ever, comes from the infamous, Muslim dominated area of Rosengård in Malmö, Sweden's third biggest city. He presently plays for the major European club of Inter Milan and has formerly been contracted by Juventus, Ajax and Malmö FF among others. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, known as "Ibra" to Italian soccer fans, is one of the very few Muslim immigrants from the Malmö region who've made major success in any area of life (another exception is Hip hop artist Timbuktu - not especially well known in the US though). Many Rosengård Muslims strive to...
  • Cycling star gets stuck in muck - Lance Armstrong ruins swimming hole but "Cares about the planet"

    10/06/2006 1:29:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies · 3,518+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 6, 2006 | LISA FALKENBERG
    DEAD MAN'S HOLE — When Lance Armstrong, the famous cancer-slayer and Tour de France champion, bought a 200-acre ranch in the Texas Hill Country several years ago, his neighbors didn't expect any trouble. Despite his fame, they figured they had something in common with the star cyclist, who was drawn to this countryside about 40 miles west of Austin for the same reasons they all were: the breathtaking landscape, the privacy of the hills and, above all, a shimmering emerald pool hidden deep in the embrace of a fern-draped limestone grotto. Armstrong was so taken with the pool, called Dead...
  • The Marriage Conspiracy It's not what you're led to believe.

    09/27/2006 8:58:33 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 121 replies · 2,637+ views
    NRO ^ | September 27, 2006 2:48 AM | By Suzanne Venker
    It could have been a chapter right out of the late Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique. Actually, it was an article in Glamour magazine earlier this summer, written by Kristin Armstrong, ex-wife of cyclist Lance Armstrong. In a piece titled “What I wish I had known about marriage,” Armstrong expresses regret over having lost herself in marriage by forgetting about her own needs and trying to be the perfect wife and mother. She cautions other women not to do the same. Oprah identified so much with Armstrong’s message that she devoted an entire hour to it on her program —...
  • 2 of Armstrong's former teammates admit to using EPO

    09/12/2006 2:06:14 PM PDT · by fortunecookie · 16 replies · 699+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | September 12, 2006
    September 12, 2006 NEW YORK (AP) -- Two of Lance Armstrong's former teammates said they used a performance-enhancing drug when they were getting ready for the 1999 Tour de France, according to a newspaper report. Frankie Andreu, a 39-year-old former team captain, and another teammate who requested anonymity because he still works in cycling, told The New York Times they used EPO in preparation for the 1999 race, when Armstrong won the first of his seven titles in cycling's biggest race.
  • Body Heat Linked to Armstrong Cancer Fight

    07/25/2006 6:04:17 PM PDT · by wjersey · 5 replies · 418+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | 7/25/2006 | LINDSEY TANNER
    CHICAGO - A new but unproven theory says body heat might explain Lance Armstrong’s astounding victory over testicular cancer. The theory — disputed by Armstrong’s doctor — refers to the unusually high cure rate for testicular cancer, even when it has spread to other parts of the body. This form of cancer was highly treatable even before Armstrong was diagnosed in 1996. However, his public battle with the disease and seven subsequent Tour de France triumphs put a special spotlight on his recovery. According to three Johns Hopkins University researchers, the reason for the good prognosis might have to do...
  • Lance Armstrong: Discovery Team Wants Floyd Landis

    07/24/2006 9:26:04 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 53 replies · 1,681+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 7/24/06
    Lance Armstrong says the Discovery Channel team has been so impressed by Floyd Landis that it wants to sign him. With only one rider finishing in the top 20 of the Tour de France, Discovery could use Landis' leadership. ''We've always been interested in Floyd; he's a damn good rider,'' Armstrong told The Associated Press. ``We would take Floyd back. We've pursued him for some time now.'' From his room at the Crillon hotel in Paris, Armstrong watched Landis step onto the podium -- the third American to win the showcase event, a year after Armstrong's seventh and final title....
  • Lance Armstrong renews French bashing on awards show

    07/16/2006 11:41:39 AM PDT · by World_Events · 8 replies · 619+ views
    AFP ^ | 7/16/06 | AFP
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Lance Armstrong renewed his verbal attack on the French, bashing their World Cup team during an American awards show and using a derogatory word to describe the players. "All their players (France) tested positive ... for being a** holes," the seven-time Tour de France winner Armstrong was quoted as saying in the Los Angeles Daily News on Friday. The American cycling hero Armstrong made his comments in his opening monologue as the host of ESPY Awards, an annual televised event produced by ESPN. The show was taped on Wednesday at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre and is scheduled...
  • Armstrong drops defamation lawsuits

    07/08/2006 5:12:41 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 5 replies · 1,069+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | Thursday, July 6, 2006
    PARIS -- Lance Armstrong dropped defamation lawsuits in France after winning three legal battles elsewhere over doping accusations. Donald Manasse and Christian Charriere-Bournazel, Armstrong's lawyers in France, said Thursday the seven-time Tour de France champion had instructed them to "dismiss all pending actions." That means a trial set to start in October against the authors of the book "LA Confidential: The Secrets of Lance Armstrong" will not proceed. The book accused Armstrong of using banned substances, a claim he has always denied. "I think we're 10-0 in lawsuits right now," Armstrong said Thursday. "My life is not about that anymore....
  • OLN's Tour de France Preview

    06/29/2006 10:46:20 PM PDT · by nutmeg · 15 replies · 1,041+ views
    OLN ^ | June 2006 | Phil Liggett
    This will be a very exciting Tour de France without You Know Who! We will all miss Lance Armstrong and the way he rode with such domination during his seven Tour wins. But now that the King has abdicated, there are plenty of others who think they are up to sitting on the vacant throne. Even without Lance, there is no sign of American cycling taking a dive. In fact, the opposite is true and Floyd Landis, Levi Leipheimer, George Hincapie, Chris Horner, Christian Van de Velde, Bobby Julich and others, too, have all enjoyed an exceptional period this year....
  • Who will fill Armstrong's shoes? (Tour de France 2006)

    06/29/2006 10:39:29 PM PDT · by nutmeg · 5 replies · 190+ views
    CyclingNews.com ^ | June 2006 | CyclingNews.com
    93rd Tour de France - ProT France, July 1-23, 2006Who will fill Armstrong's shoes? The 2006 Tour de France is the most open since 1999 with no obvious candidate to totally dominate the race as Lance Armstrong did. With a balanced parcours that will favour an all-rounder and a mix of outgoing greats who have been waiting their turn and up-and-coming stars, this year's Tour could be the most exciting in years. John Kenny looks at the favourites and the outsiders for the podium in Paris. The route for this year's edition of the Tour will open the race up...
  • Armstrong threatened my life, claims LeMond

    06/25/2006 8:33:37 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 54 replies · 2,150+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 25 June 06 | Not given
    Former Tour de France champion Greg LeMond has claimed that he was threatened by fellow American Lance Armstrong for having criticised the seven-time race winner's association with a doctor implicated in doping affairs. LeMond, who won the Tour de France in 1986, 1989, 1990, said that he had come under pressure from Armstrong and his circle of friends after saying in 2001 that he was disappointed at the Texan cyclist's association with Italian sports doctor Michele Ferrari. LeMond said Sunday that the threats continued after 2001. "Lance threatened me. He threatened my wife, my business, my life," LeMond told French...
  • Report Exonorates Armstrong of Doping [French guilty of misconduct]

    05/31/2006 1:50:15 PM PDT · by Neville72 · 22 replies · 924+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 5/31/2006 | Arthur May
    Dutch investigators cleared Lance Armstrong of doping in the 1999 Tour de France on Wednesday, and blamed anti-doping authorities for misconduct in dealing with the American cyclist. A 132-page report recommended convening a tribunal to discuss possible legal and ethical violations by the World Anti-Doping Agency and to consider "appropriate sanctions to remedy the violations." The French sports daily L'Equipe reported in August that six of Armstrong's urine samples from 1999, when he won the first of his record seven-straight Tour titles, came back positive for the endurance-boosting hormone EPO when they were retested in 2004. Armstrong has repeatedly denied...
  • Lance Armstrong Cleared Of Doping Charges

    05/31/2006 7:25:43 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 64 replies · 1,437+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 31 May 2006 | AP
    Independent Investigation Exonerates Legendary Cyclist (AP) AMSTERDAM, Netherlands Independent Dutch investigators cleared Lance Armstrong of doping in the 1999 Tour de France on Wednesday, and blamed anti-doping authorities for misconduct in dealing with the American cyclist. A 132-page report recommended convening a tribunal to discuss possible legal and ethical violations by the World Anti-Doping Agency and to consider "appropriate sanctions to remedy the violations." The French sports daily L'Equipe reported in August that six of Armstrong's urine samples from 1999, when he won the first of his record seven-straight Tour titles, came back positive for the endurance-boosting hormone EPO when...
  • Report clears Lance Armstrong on (French) doping allegations

    05/31/2006 6:08:14 AM PDT · by 12B · 29 replies · 823+ views
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Independent Dutch investigators cleared Lance Armstrong of doping in the 1999 Tour de France on Wednesday, and blamed anti-doping authorities for misconduct in dealing with the Austin, Texas, cyclist. More.....
  • Armstrong to drive Indy 500 pace car

    04/04/2006 1:35:38 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 11 replies · 358+ views
    Armstrong to drive Indy 500 pace car Indianapolis, April 4, 2006 -- Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong will pace the field this year at the 90th Indianapolis 500. Armstrong, who was treated for cancer in Indianapolis before becoming a champion cyclist, will drive the 2006 Chevrolet Corvette to start the race on May 28. "All I can say is that when we got the phone call to ask if I was interested in driving the Pace Car at Indy, it was a very short conversation," said Armstrong. "It was like: 'Are you kidding? Of course.' It is a...
  • Clinton captivates crowds at motivational conference

    03/08/2006 12:21:24 AM PST · by STARWISE · 28 replies · 578+ views
    CBC ^ | 3-7-06
    Thousands of people crammed into the Ottawa Congress Centre Monday for the chance to listen to former U.S. president Bill Clinton speak about leadership. Former U.S. president Bill Clinton headlines at a motivational conference in Ottawa. Former U.S. president Bill Clinton headlines at a motivational conference in Ottawa. Clinton headlined a one-day motivational speaking conference, The Power Within, which also featured seven-time Tour de France cycling champion Lance Armstrong and Steven Levitt, author of the bestseller Freakanomics. A number of business-focused presentations on management and marketing took up the morning. Armstrong spoke to the crowd after the lunch break about...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 2-24-2006

    02/25/2006 6:31:42 AM PST · by grey_whiskers · 235+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 2-24-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. We know now Sheryl_Crow has breast cancer Not quite what had happened to Lance, ...err I feel for her, yet I'm still willing to bet Their mystery break-up has 'n'answer!
  • Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow Break Up Over George W. Bush?

    02/19/2006 7:06:00 AM PST · by AgThorn · 58 replies · 5,923+ views
    As is often the case when celebrity couples part company, there has been an enormous amount of press coverage concerning the Lance Armstrong/Sheryl Crow split. But the Star is reporting a possible political cause for the engagement halt. There's speculation that the root of the rift may have to do with President Bush. No, Crow doesn't have a crush on the prez. Quite the contrary. The singer has been public about her opposition to Bush's policies. Many of us have a less than fond remembrance of her highly visible, much discussed "War Is Not the Answer" T-shirt. Well, it turns...
  • Lance Armstrong breaking up with Cheryl Crow, because of BUSH!

    02/18/2006 2:22:12 PM PST · by agincourt1415 · 152 replies · 8,341+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | 2/18/2006 | Newsmax.com
    "Sheryl said Lance didn't just support Bush, - he'd go off and fight if the president asked him to," the friend said.
  • Lance Armstrong vs. Sheryl Crow: George W. Bush to Blame?

    02/14/2006 6:16:50 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 117 replies · 5,517+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | February 12, 2006 | Tina Simms
    Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow have said all the right things so far as the speculation for their break shifts gears. One tabloid even examines that it may be President George W. Bush's fault as Lance is a Bush fan while Sheryl is a Bush basher. The Star details that a friend of the singer said they knew the bust up was coming. "Sheryl said Lance didn't just support Bush, - he'd go off and fight if the President asked him too. Bush and Armstrong in Aug 2005*** Recall Crow sported a "War is not the answer," tee-shirt last July...
  • Hillary and Real Competition?

    02/11/2006 12:52:22 AM PST · by pepsionice · 18 replies · 673+ views
    The New York senate race of 2006 is almost a lost cause for the Republican party. Hillary has set the deck in her favor, and no seems to want a chance to take her on.
  • Lance and Sheryl call it quits

    02/04/2006 4:23:04 AM PST · by tx_eggman · 148 replies · 4,193+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | February 4, 2006 | Suzanne Halliburton
    For two years, she was by his side on each day he donned the most famous yellow jersey in sports. And in retirement, he intended to tote her guitar on her tour to promote her newest album. But on Friday, Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow, Austin's most high-profile couple, announced that they had ended their engagement a little more than two months before their wedding. Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France cycling champion, and Crow, the Grammy Award-winning rock star, issued a joint statement saying: "After much thought and consideration we have made a very tough decision to split up....
  • Political Limerick 2-3-2006

    02/03/2006 8:31:17 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 2 replies · 272+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 2-03-2006 | grey_whiskers
    I think that it's par for the course to yawn when you see stars divorce Sambora, Locklears' marriage: eleven years, Tommy Lee had her first, says my source. The famed biker named Lance Armstrong While on a bike could do no wrong He divorced, you know and then he met Crow will that fling now become his swan song?
  • Lance Armstrong, Crow Decide to Split

    02/03/2006 6:19:48 PM PST · by wjersey · 95 replies · 2,714+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | 2/3/2006 | AP staff
    Lance Armstrong and Sheryl Crow have split, the couple announced in a joint statement Friday night. The seven-time Tour de France champion and the rock star announced their engagement in September. It would have been her first marriage and his second. He has three children from a previous marriage. "After much thought and consideration we have made a very tough decision to split up. We both have a deep love and respect for each other and we ask that everyone respect our privacy during this very difficult time," the statement said.