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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 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. 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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
    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...