French Tour de France rider Remy Di Gregorio has been charged with “possession of banned substances or illegal devices” sources said on Thursday. Di Gregorio has been arrested, along with two others on Monday night while on the Tour, and was transferred to his home town of Marseille, where he was heard by investigating […]
Lance Armstrong’s former U.S. Postal Service team recently had two doctors and a trainer suspended for life Tuesday by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. Dr. Michele Ferrari, a consultant; Dr. Luis Garcia del Moral, team doctor; and Jose “Pepe” Martí were part of a large-scale doping conspiracy, according to USADA. The agency says Armstrong, […]
Seven-Time Tour de France Winner’s Comeback Bid Failed to Create New Glory; Will Concentrate on Cancer Operate Lance Armstrong is retiring once more – this time for great. Virtually a month following finishing 65th in his last aggressive race in Australia, and practically six a long time removed from your last of an unprecedented seven […]
Seven-times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong brought a Scottish town center to a standstill on Tuesday when hundreds of people joined him for a group bike ride. The seven-times Tour de France winner used social networking site Twitter to invite fans to take part in the event in Paisley, Scotland and — as a result — around 200 people gathered in the town’s High Street. Fans took photographs and asked for autographs from the American and the watching crowd applauded and cheered as the group set off on their ride
Alberto Contador is on the verge of winning his second Tour de France in three years after finishing fourth to fellow-Spaniard Juan Manuel Garate in the arduous 20th and penultimate 167km stage to the top of Mont Ventoux. Contador came home alongside his rivals for overall victory as the stage turned into a tactical battle between the race leaders while the two remnants of an early 16-man breakaway group, Garate and Germany’s Tony Martin, battled it out for the glory of finishing first at the top of the ‘Giant of Provence.’ Garate eventually won his duel with Team Columbia’s Martin by three seconds, giving Rabobank their first stage victory in what has been a disappointing Tour for the Dutch team. However, the real story was developing behind them as second-placed Andy Schleck launched a series of attacks in an attempt to distance third-placed Lance Armstrong — with the aim of getting his older brother Frank, who began the stage in sixth position, onto the podium.
Seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong has announced that he will race for a new U.S.-based team next year. The legendary Texan cyclist will form a new franchise in partnership with American electronics retailer RadioShack.
Alberto Contador maintained his 97-second lead over Astana teammate Lance Armstrong in the Tour de France as Mikel Astarloza claimed his first stage victory on Tuesday.
Alberto Contador destroyed his rivals in the first Alpine stage of the Tour de France, taking over the yellow jersey with an impressive victory in the 207.5km 15th stage from Pontarlier to Verbier. The 2007 Tour de France winner launched a devastating attack on the slopes of the final ascent of the day, leaving his rivals standing to finally cross the line 43 seconds ahead of Luxembourg’s Andy Schleck, with Italian Vincenzo Nibali third another 20 seconds behind.
The death of a spectator overshadowed an intriguing 14th stage of the Tour de France which saw Rinaldo Nocentini desperately cling on to the leader’s yellow jersey in cycling’s premier event. A woman died after being hit by a police motorcycle on Saturday afternoon in Wittelsheim, a village in Alsace in northeastern France which is 40 kilometers from the start of the race’s leg from Colmar to Besancon. French police told CNN that two other people were injured and taken to hospital
Lance Armstrong lost key Astana teammate Levi Leipheimer but stayed in third place in the Tour de France as Heinrich Haussler of Germany won the 13th stage run off in appalling conditions on Friday. Leipheimer pulled out before the start of the 200 kilometer run from Vittel to Colmar, his right wrist in plaster after a late crash on the previous stage. The American is a close friend of Armstrong and was not without hope of overall victory himself as he sat only 39 seconds behind the leader in fourth place before his withdrawal.