Posts Tagged "Lance Armstrong"

There’ll be lots of reflective words written on the 102nd edition of the Tour de France, which for me is the best we’ve seen since 2011.

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I am an aspiring accountant who likes to talk about professional cycling.

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So the first chapter of climbing at this year’s Tour de France has ended. While I’m sure no one is surprised that Chris Froome is in yellow, I’m not sure anyone would’ve tipped him to be leading by almost three minutes.

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This article was slated to be about Stage 17 of the 2015 Tour de France.

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Ricky Gervais tells the story of Carl Pilkington asking why people bother riding the Tour de France. When told it was because of the huge prize money on offer for the winner, Pilkington replied, “Yeah, but why do all the others do it?”

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According to the Oxford Dictionary definition, for something to be great, it needs to be “considerably above the average” and “important or the most important.”

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While Lance Armstrong’s seven Tour victories was a feat unparalleled until he had them stripped, the Texan was never really in the discussion as the greatest cyclist of all time, with that particular title belonging to Belgian Eddy Merckx.

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Lance Armstrong talked last week with the head of the US Anti-Doping Agency in hopes of potentially reducing his lifetime ban from the sports he loves, The Associated Press has learned.

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Doping remains an endemic problem, cycling chief Brian Cookson has said after the publication of a damning independent report accusing cycling’s world body of turning a blind eye to drug cheat Lance Armstrong.

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The long-awaited cycling reform report cites Lance Armstrong’s Tour Down Under comeback as an example of the sport failing to apply its own rules.

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Every parent knows the drill in the heat of battle with an errant toddler. You caution them, in the words of Supernanny, that their behaviour is ‘not esseptable’.

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Six months is a long time. You could run eight Tours de France in that time, if you tried hard enough.

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For those who missed his comments on Monday, disgraced former cyclist Lance Armstrong has been quoted as saying that if faced with the same situation as he was in in 1995, he “would probably do it [dope] again”.

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Cycling outcast Lance Armstrong has said he would take banned substances again if faced with the same circumstances in which he doped in 1995.

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Cycling great Greg LeMond has rejected any suggestion that fellow American Lance Armstrong should receive a reduction on his life ban.

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Philippe Gilbert got the ball rolling by saying on Thursday that he’s targeting Milan–San Remo, getting us on an early start for the annual Spring Classics Obsessional.

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Recent events concerning Tejay van Garderen and Roman Kreuziger prove that, despite his lifetime ban, Lance Armstrong’s influence – and actual presence – is still very much alive in the pro peloton.

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I met Thor Hushovd once. I was racing in the 2012 Tour of Qatar as a member of the RTS Racing Team, previously known as the Giant Racing Team.

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United States Anti-doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart on Thursday called on Lance Armstrong to spill the secrets of his doping shame under oath for the good of cycling.

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United States Anti-doping Agency chief executive Travis Tygart on Thursday called on Lance Armstrong to spill the secrets of his doping shame under oath for the good of cycling.

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