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    02/03/2015 1:51:06 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 16 replies ^ | 3 Feb 2015 | SARAH RUMPF
    Lance Armstrong is facing criminal charges for his actions regarding a car accident that happened in Aspen, Colorado on December 28, 2014, where he hit two parked cars after a night of partying and tried to let his girlfriend, Anna Hansen, take the blame. According to a report by ESPN, Armstrong and Hansen, who have been dating for years, were leaving a party at the Aspen Art Museum, with Armstrong behind the wheel of his GMC Yukon. The car slid on some ice and hit the parked cars. Armstrong and Hansen agreed to say that Hansen was driving. After police...
  • Lance Armstrong Says He'll Start New Cancer Foundation if not Allowed to Return to Iconic ....

    07/14/2014 2:37:53 PM PDT · by Cecily · 8 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 14, 2014 | Peter Rugg
    Two years after a shocking doping scandal forced him from the charity he created, former elite cyclist Lance Armstrong may start a new cancer foundation if he is not allowed to return to the iconic Livestrong brand. Armstrong, 42, recently told reporters he was weighing his options as the people in charge of Livestrong consider his potential future involvement. He told the Des Moines Register that 'if I'm not welcome' he would likely either start a new foundation 'which is probably the most likely scenario, or just be willing and able to help, wherever I'm asked.'
  • (Video) Lance Armstrong Reduced To Working In A Bicycle Shop?

    04/20/2014 11:37:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 46 replies
    Free Patriot ^ | April 19, 2014 | Kevin Lake
    Has seven time Tour De France champion Lance Armstrong been reduced to working in a bicycle repair shop? Not really, but it does seem that he’s gotten to the point where he’ll take any job that is offered to him. In this video, Armstrong demonstrates how to change a flat tire on a bicycle. However, it’s not a joke. It’s meant for practical instruction. The makers of the video, Outside Magazine, claim they were shocked that when they approached Armstrong about shooting the video for their website that he actually said yes. Armstrong won an unprecedented 7 Tour De France...
  • The Lance Armstrong of American Politics: A Study in Biochemistry and the Madness of Crowds

    03/27/2014 9:33:26 PM PDT · by IChing · 11 replies ^ | 3/26/14 | Donald Joy
    In the summer of 1999 I was unemployed, unmarried, and a bit depressed, living in the Pacific Northwest. I decided to just roam, and I set off on a meandering journey all over and across the United States to visit the East coast, then drive all the way back again. I know, crazy. So what. Gas cost a little more than a buck a gallon back then, and I had a small car and nothing else I particularly needed or wanted to do. Throughout my trip I would catch the news on whatever radio stations I could, as I blasted...
  • Book: Ex-Fiancee Sheryl Crow Told Feds About Lance Armstrong's Doping

    10/10/2013 3:00:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Breitbart Sports ^ | 10 Oct 2013
    Armstrong was open about his doping with Crow, never suspecting that she would tell anybody about it. "Rather than try to hide the transfusion from her, Armstrong was completely open about it," the authors write, according to the Daily News. "He trusted that Crow would have no desire to tell the press or anyone else about the team's doping program. He explained that it was simply part of the sport - that all cyclists were doing the same thing."
  • Lance Armstrong Says It's The Postal Service's Fault For.... $41 Million When He Was On Drugs

    07/25/2013 10:17:15 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 27 replies
    Yahoo/Business Insider ^ | 07/25/2013 | Jim Edwards
    FULL TITLE: Lance Armstrong Says It's The Postal Service's Fault For Giving Him $41 Million When He Was On Drugs Lance Armstrong' defense of the false claims lawsuit brought against him by former cycling teammate Floyd Landis is a breathtaking act of chutzpah: It is the government's fault that his sponsor, the U.S. Postal Service, did not know he was taking drugs when he won all those Tour de Frances, Armstrong argues. In fact, the post office liked sponsoring Armstrong when he was doping, the cyclist argues, and "got exactly what it bargained for." Armstrong made the argument in legal...
  • Justice files suit against Lance Armstrong

    04/23/2013 5:36:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2013 | Justin Sink
    The Department of Justice said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that cyclist Lance Armstrong was "unjustly enriched" while he used steroids to win multiple Tour de France titles. In the formal complaint, the Justice Department said they would seek triple damages against Armstrong, who admitted earlier this year that he doped to win his seven straight titles. The U.S. Postal Service paid some $40 million to appear as the title sponsor of Armstrong's team during six of those seven races. "Defendants were unjustly enriched to the extent of the payments and other benefits they received from the USPS, either directly...
  • US Department of Justice to join lawsuit against Lance Armstrong

    02/22/2013 1:03:27 PM PST · by Baynative · 41 replies
    USNews ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | Pete Williams
    The Justice Department will notify a federal court Friday that it is joining one of his former racing teammates in suing him for using performance-enhancing drugs during the Tour de France, legal sources told NBC News. The government is signing on to a lawsuit filed two years ago by Floyd Landis, one of Armstrong's former Tour de France teammates who has already admitted cheating. Among its claims: Landis saw Armstrong store and then re-inject his own blood to boost his performance, and Armstrong twice gave Landis banned hormones before races.
  • Ban This! Ban That! Ban This and That!

    02/06/2013 3:30:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | February 6, 2013 | John Stossel
    I like to bet on sports. Having a stake in the game, even if it's just five bucks, makes it more exciting. I also like playing poker. "Unacceptable!" say politicians in much of America. "Gambling sometimes leads to 'addiction,' destitute families!" Well, it can. So politicians ban it. It's why we no longer see a poker game in the back of bars. Half the states even ban poker between friends -- though they rarely enforce that. After banning things, politicians' second favorite activity is granting special privileges to a few people who do those same things -- so big casinos...
  • Travis Tygart tells ’60 Minutes’ that Lance Armstrong is still lying

    01/28/2013 8:12:23 AM PST · by Uncle Chip · 7 replies
    Velo News ^ | January 28, 2013 | Neal Rogers
    Even when Lance Armstrong portrayed himself as coming clean about his career spent cheating to win, he was still lying. That’s the argument U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart made Sunday evening on the CBS show “60 Minutes,” in an interview with Scott Pelley for a segment called “The Fall of Lance Armstrong.” Tygart sat down with Pelley to rebut several claims Armstrong made during his interview with Oprah Winfrey, which was televised on January 17-18. Among the statements that Tygart said were categorically untrue: that Armstrong had raced free of performance-enhancing drugs during his 2009 and 2010 comeback; that...
  • Lance Armstrong Not the Only Celeb With Hell to Pay

    01/19/2013 9:47:47 AM PST · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 36 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | January 19, 2013 | JP
    Lance Armstrong is going to hell. And I don’t mean that in the figurative sense. The disgraced cyclist is destined for the “fiery furnace” from which there is no escape, where there will be “weeping and gnashing of teeth.” And he will be joined by other celebrities of this fallen world. Like preternatural golfer Tiger Woods, John Travolta and Bill Gates. Armstrong is bound for eternal punishment not because he used performance enhancing drugs to capture seven consecutive Tour de France championships. Not because he unabashedly lied about his doping. Not because he unconscionably slandered those who exposed his cheating....
  • Lance Armstrong - A Lesson In The Futility Of Sports Royalty

    01/18/2013 4:52:21 AM PST · by LD Jackson · 34 replies
    Political Realities ^ | 01/18/13 | LD Jackson
    For today's post, I want to depart from the normal news and political chatter we normally discuss and focus on something that I believe is travesty, both in America and across the world. For decades, Lance Armstrong has been the epitome of toughness and grit in the world of sports. He managed to beat cancer, no small feat there, and then came back to win the Tour de France seven years running. He was heralded as a superstar and he became a millionaire because of his victories and the resulting endorsements. All of this took place amidst accusations of doping....
  • The True Scandal of Lance Armstrong: Enough Free Passes for Role Models

    01/16/2013 2:23:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | 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...
  • What's The One Thing Lance Armstrong And President Obama Have In Common?

    01/16/2013 10:09:15 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 14 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-16-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • DUmmie FUnnies 01-15-13 (DUmmies Slam Lance Armstrong)

    01/15/2013 6:37:16 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 47 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | January 15, 2013 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    You want to be a successful LOUSY FREEPER TROLL in DUmmieland? Then you need to build up your post count so as to avoid any suspicions. It is tough to do on the political threads where I generally just post fairly innocuous comments. However, sometimes there are DUmmie threads where I completely agree with the sentiment, such as F*ck Lance Armstrong.. where I was able to post my REAL opinion several times without fear of detection as an LFT. One fringe benefit was that WILLIAM RIVERS PITT joined the thread with a FALSE observation. I was tempted to ask...
  • 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.
  • Michelle Obama & Madonna Among GQ's 'Least Influential People Of 2012'

    11/28/2012 10:00:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 28, 2012 | Aly Weisman
    GQ magazine has just announced their list of "The Least Influential People of 2012" — "a collection of people so uninspiring that we should round them all up and stick them on an iceberg." While some, like Hulk Hogan (#24), may be obvious picks, others such as Michelle Obama's exile to the iceberg came as a bit of a surprise. Below are GQ's top 15 picks, along with an explanatory line of their biting commentary: 15. Bobby Valentine: "a man whose greatest accomplishment in baseball remains wearing a fake-mustache disguise to sneak back into the dugout after getting ejected from...
  • Lance Armstrong Cheated to Win. Why is that Wrong?

    11/20/2012 12:11:09 PM PST · by Notary Sojac · 49 replies ^ | 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...
  • All New South Park: Episode 1613: A Scause for Applause

    10/31/2012 11:55:54 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    South Park Studios ^ | October 31, 2012 | Trey Parker and Matt Stone
    A serious doping scandal shakes everyone's faith on an all-new episode of "South Park" titled "A Scause for Applause" premiering Wednesday, October 31 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. Rocked by the recent news of drug use by a beloved icon, the world is left feeling lost and betrayed. The boys, join with the rest of the nation, and remove their yellow wristbands. Everyone is on board, except for Stan, who just can’t seem to cut off his bracelet.
  • Lance Armstrong(Mr. Hopey Dopey Changie)

    10/22/2012 4:08:28 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 33 replies
    The current news | 10/22/12
    Poor Lance he had it all, 7 Tour de France wins, and the hero of cancer survivors, while he dumped his cancer stricken wife, he had it all. But the lie was exposed and now his empire is crumbling on the the thin wood it was built on.
  • Armstrong banned for life, stripped of seven Tour titles

    10/22/2012 4:26:59 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 137 replies
    Cycling's governing body agreed Monday to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and ban him for life, following a report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that accused him of leading a massive doping program on his teams. Speaking from Geneva, International Cycling Union President Pat McQuaid confirmed to a news conference that UCI had decided to uphold USADA'S decision to strip Armstrong of his Tour titles.
  • 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...
  • Nike finally dumps Lance Armstrong over doping allegations

    10/17/2012 10:14:58 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | October 17, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Nike has announced today that it is cutting all sporting ties with disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, citing insurmountable evidence that he participated in doping and misled the company for more than a decade. The sportswear giant issued a statement this morning saying it was terminating Armstrong's contract 'with great sadness.' 'Nike does not condone the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs in any manner,' it said. Just minutes before Nike’s announcement, Armstrong revealed he was stepping down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity so that the organization can steer clear of the whirlwind surrounding its founder. Nike has said...
  • Lance Armstrong steps down as Livestrong chairman

    10/17/2012 8:16:59 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 17, 2012 | Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas – Lance Armstrong said Wednesday he is stepping down as chairman of his Livestrong cancer-fighting charity so the group can focus on its mission instead of its founder's problems. The move came a week after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a massive report detailing allegations of widespread doping by Armstrong and his teams when he won the Tour de France seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005. The document's purpose was to show why USADA has banned him from cycling for life and ordered 14 years of his career results erased -- including those Tour titles. It contains...
  • Armstrong Aide Talks of Doping and Price Paid

    10/13/2012 4:43:34 PM PDT · by Vision · 131 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/12/12 | MARY PILON
    Ms. O’Reilly said Mr. Armstrong demonized her as a prostitute with a drinking problem, and had her hauled into court in England. Ultimately, a legal settlement was reached, and Ms. O’Reilly tried to pick up her life, sometimes talking about Mr. Armstrong and drugs, but to little notice. Ms. O’Reilly said she was once in a room giving Mr. Armstrong a massage when he and officials on the team fabricated a story to conceal a positive drug test result. Ms. O’Reilly said Mr. Armstrong told her, “You know enough to bring me down.”
  • 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...
  • How Did Lance Armstrong Avoid a Positive Doping Test?

    10/13/2012 4:13:16 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 37 replies
    Life's Little Mysteries ^ | 12 October 2012 | Life's Little Mysteries Staff
    The evidence presented in the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's 202-page report on Lance Armstrong's alleged years of doping, scheming, pushing and evading is, according to its authors, "beyond strong." Even so, the case against Armstrong doesn't involve any definitive failed drug tests, a fact that the former seven-time Tour de France winner has long used to shield his claims to innocence. So if Armstrong is the inveterate doper the USADA claims he is, how did he manage to avoid an unambiguous positive test during more than a decade of pro cycling? Below is a rundown of the doping practices the USADA...
  • Armstrong revelations cast cloud on Wiggins, Hoy and everyone else

    10/12/2012 10:39:10 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 3 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | October 11, 2012 | Ian Ladyman
    British Cycling head Dave Brailsford has admitted that Lance Armstrong’s emergence as a confirmed drugs cheat could lead the public to doubt the achievements of riders such as Bradley Wiggins and Sir Chris Hoy. Brailsford is the man who masterminded Wiggins’s Tour de France triumph this year and led Team GB to eight gold medals in the London Olympics and the Beijing Games of 2008. And although there is no suggestion that his riders are not clean, Brailsford admitted on Thursday night that the public now has the right to question every achievement they have witnessed in the sport in...

    10/11/2012 9:35:47 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 39 replies ^ | october 11 2012 | EDDIE PELLS
    Lance Armstrong said he wanted to see the names of his accusers. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency gave him 26, including 11 ex-teammates. About 200 pages filled with vivid details _ from the hotel rooms riders transformed into makeshift blood-transfusion centers to the way Armstrong's ex-wife rolled cortisone pills into foil and handed them out to all the cyclists.
  • 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...
  • Lance Armstong's Statement of August 23, 2012

    08/23/2012 10:18:32 PM PDT · by Domandred · 185 replies ^ | 8/23/12 | Lance Armstrong
    AUSTIN, Texas - August 23rd, 2012 - There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say, "Enough is enough." For me, that time is now. I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999. Over the past three years, I have been subjected to a two-year federal criminal investigation followed by Travis Tygart's unconstitutional witch hunt. The toll this has taken on my family, and my work for our foundation and on me leads me to where I am today – finished with this...
  • USADA to strip Lance Armstrong of 7 Tour titles

    08/23/2012 8:23:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 223 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 23, 2012 | JIM VERTUNO
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Thursday night it will strip Lance Armstrong of his unprecedented seven Tour de France titles after he declared he was finished fighting the drug charges that threaten his legacy as one of the greatest cyclists of all time. Travis Tygart, USADA's chief executive, said Armstrong would also be hit with a lifetime ban on Friday.
  • (Lance)Armstrong suit to block doping charges dismissed

    07/09/2012 3:44:43 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7/9/12 | JIM VERTUNO
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed Lance Armstrong's lawsuit against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, but says the cyclist can refile it within 20 days. The seven-time Tour de France champion sued USADA on Monday in an attempt to prevent it from moving forward with charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his career. U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks ruled just hours later. He criticized Armstrong's attorneys for filing an 80-page complaint the judge says seems more intended to whip up public opinion for his case than focus on the legal argument. Sparks, however, did not...
  • Lance Armstrong faces fresh doping charges from USADA (Could strip 7 Tour-de-France titles)

    06/13/2012 1:19:23 PM PDT · by kegger8r · 58 replies
    The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency brought formal doping charges against former cyclist Lance Armstrong in an action that could cost him his seven Tour de France titles, according to a letter sent to Armstrong and several others Tuesday. As a result of the formal charges, Armstrong has been immediately banned from competition in triathlons, a sport he took up after his retirement from cycling in 2011. In the 15-page charging letter obtained by The Post, USADA made previously unpublicized allegations against Armstrong, alleging it collected blood samples from Armstrong in 2009 and 2010 that were “fully consistent with blood ma­nipu­la­tion including...
  • Feds Abandon Case Against Lance Armstrong

    02/06/2012 6:44:51 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 18 replies
    Guardian ^ | Monday 6 February 2012 11.17 | Richard Williams
    The long struggle to connect Lance Armstrong with doping finally came to an effective halt on Friday afternoon with the announcement that the federal investigation into the seven-times Tour de France winner has been abandoned after the best part of two years. It feels like the end of an era, if not the end of the connection between bike racing and illegal performance enhancers, as could be seen by yesterday's conclusion to the long-running Alberto Contador affair, in which the Spaniard was stripped of his 2010 Tour win and given a two-year ban. But Armstrong's historic series of victories in...
  • LIVESTRONG Joins Mayor Bloomberg with Donation to Planned Parenthood Cancer Services Fund

    Lance Armstrong, cancer survivor, champion cyclist and LIVESTRONG founder and chairman, issued the following statement: “For 15 years, the Lance Armstrong Foundation has served people and families affected by cancer, especially those in underserved communities. We join Mayor Bloomberg and our partners in the philanthropic community today in their efforts to preserve access to cancer screening for women throughout the U.S. The Lance Armstrong Foundation will add an additional $100,000 to Mayor Bloomberg’s matching challenge for Planned Parenthood’s cancer services fund. As Dr. King said, “there is no greater injustice than inequality in health care.” Cancer, on the other hand,...
  • Tobacco tax hike potentially headed to June ballot in California [Brown Wants Some Green.]

    03/03/2011 9:36:14 AM PST · by 92nina · 6 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-03-02 | Patrick Gleason
    California is one of the most heavily taxed jurisdictions in the world. If that weren’t bad enough, for the next few months Golden State residents will have to deal with an annoying little man in tights pedaling around the state to stump for even higher taxes. Lance Armstrong, who recently retired from professional cycling to lobby full time for higher taxes, was in Los Angeles earlier this week for a press event with California state Senator Don Perata to announce the launch of a campaign to raise the state tobacco tax. A measure that would raise the cigarette excise tax...
  • Tour (de France) champ Contador reportedly fails drug test

    09/29/2010 6:38:08 PM PDT · by mainsail that · 62 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | 9/29/2010 | NBC Sports
    Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has reportedly tested positive for a banned substance, according to multiple reports. The three-time champion reportedly tested positive on July 21, just days before he won the 2010 title. He has blamed contaminated food. If true, he would be the second rider to win the race and later be found to have failed a drug test. Floyd Landis did so in 2006.
  • Cyclists Are Said to Back Claims That Armstrong Doped

    08/05/2010 4:04:55 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    NY Times ^ | 08.04.10
    Federal prosecutors have intensified their criminal investigation of the cyclist Lance Armstrong since the end of the Tour de France last month. They questioned many of his former associates, including cyclists who have supported and detailed claims that Armstrong and his former United States Postal Service team participated in systematic doping, according to a cyclist who has been interviewed and two others privy to the inquiry.
  • Cavendish takes his 5th stage – Contador his 3rd Tour

    07/25/2010 9:01:16 PM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Word Press ^ | July 25, 2010 | Todd Kinsey
    I struggled with what to write about the finale of this year’s Tour de France. Even though the Tour lasts for the better part of the month, when it ends, I always feel like it went by too fast. I love the spring classics season but they are just one individual day of drama compared to the saga that is the Tour. The Giro is like the kid brother and does little more than to prime the appetite for what’s to come in a few weeks. Of course there’s the Vuelta but if the Giro is the kid brother, the...
  • Lance Armstrong gives it a go in the Pyrenees (spoiler alert)

    07/20/2010 11:12:13 AM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 1 replies
    Word Press ^ | July 20, 2010 | Todd Kinsey
    With a rest day looming and the contenders looking to preserve some energy for Thursday’s showdown atop the Col du Tormalet; it set up the perfect scenario for a breakaway to escape the peloton and take victory in Pau. Tuesday’s stage 16 was by no means a day off for the field, featuring two Category 1 climbs and two monstrous Hors Category climbs before a 60 kilometer run in to the finish. Admitting that he dog-eared this page in the race book before the Tour started; Lance Armstrong and his teammate Chris Horner escaped with seven other riders early in...
  • Schleck & Contador battle to a draw on the slopes of Ax-3 Domaines

    07/18/2010 12:59:41 PM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 2 replies
    Word Press ^ | July 18, 2010 | Todd Kinsey
    Alberto Contador took a few swings at rival Andy Schleck on the ascent of the Ax-3 Domaines but was unable to crack the Luxembourger. At one point the two were practically doing track stands on the day’s final climb while their rivals Dennis Menchov and Sammy Sanchez sped away. The two overall leaders were not overly concerned with Menchov and Sanchez since they are more than two minutes behind on the General Classification. After the stage Schleck said tomorrow’s stage over the Port be Bales is more suited to his strengths and that he might take some chances tomorrow. I...
  • Vino has a nose for victory

    07/18/2010 11:44:55 AM PDT · by Todd Kinsey
    Word Press ^ | July 18, 2010 | Todd Kinsey
    Stage 13 saw Astana’s Alexander Vinokourov time his attack perfectly on the day’s final climb taking victory just as the sprinters charged down the finishing straight. As I predicted yesterday’s stage 13 was the optimal stage for a well timed attack and Vino did not disappoint. The sprinter’s teams gobbled up the break before they hit the final climb up the Côte de Saint-Ferréol, keeping the pace extremely high as the peloton shattered on the ascent. Vino was there to protect teammate Alberto Contador as several riders launched failed attacks and then he struck. In what has become Vino’s trademark,...
  • Cavendish Wins 3rd Stage: His Lead Out Man is Booted from the Tour

    07/15/2010 2:36:05 PM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 4 replies
    Word Press ^ | July 15, 2010 | Todd Kinsey
    Cavendish stamps his authority over the top sprinters in the world taking his third stage in this year’s Tour and the thirteenth in his very young career. His lead out man Mark Renshaw was ejected from the Tour by race officials for head-butting Garmin Transitions rider Julian Dean in the closing kilometer. Personally I didn’t have a problem with the head-butting although he probably could have just put a shoulder into Dean and accomplished the same thing. That being said, I did have a problem with him coming off his line and pushing Tyler Farrar into the barrier. At 70...
  • Schleck & Contador Emerge as the Clear Favorites, Evans Cracks under the Pressure

    07/13/2010 11:41:46 AM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 4 replies
    Word Press ^ | July 13, 2010 | Todd Kinsey
    Clearly Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador are the two alpha males fighting for supremacy in this year’s Tour de France. The two GC favorites put in a Herculean effort to chase down the remnants of the today’s breakaway on the descent of the Col de la Madeline and cemented their places atop the leader board, setting up a show down in the Pyrenees Mountains. Race leader Cadel Evans cracked on the climb of the Madeline loosing more than eight minutes on the day and ending his chance of winning his first Tour de France. BMC team owner Jim Ochowicz revealed...
  • High Drama in the French Alps

    07/11/2010 2:26:28 PM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 4 replies
    Word Press ^ | July 11, 2010 | Todd Kinsey
    Lance Armstrong saw his Tour de France hopes evaporate into thin air in the mountains of France. Armstrong was involved in three crashes on the day hitting the pavement on two. The first came shortly after the stage began and Armstrong was able to stay upright. The second happened at the worst possible time, just as the small group of favorites was to begin the climb up the Col de la Ramaz. Armstrong was just able to catch up to the group when a well-timed acceleration by Team Sky pushed him over the limit and spit him out the back....
  • Chavanel Solos to Victory on Stage 7 (Tour de France update)

    07/10/2010 11:27:35 AM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 7 replies
    Word Press ^ | July 10, 2010 | Todd Kinsey
    Saturday’s Stage 7 proved to be anticlimactic as Lance Armstrong, Alberto Contador, and the other General Classification contenders played their cards close to their vest’s in anticipation of the drama that is sure to unfold on the slopes of Morzine tomorrow. The select group of favorites finished 1:47 down on Sylvain Chavanel who attacked out of the group and soloed to victory taking his second stage of this year’s Tour. Chavanel moves back into yellow as race leader Fabian Cancellara finished more than 14 minutes in arrears. The overall GC began to sort itself out as Cadel Evans moves into...