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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Cycling

Lance Armstrong ends his fight; USADA strips him of 7 Tour de France titles

Lance Armstrong fought to beat testicular cancer, fought to win seven straight Tour de France titles, and fought to keep defending himself against continuous allegations of PED use, but on August 23, 2012, the cyclist surrendered in his fight with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. USADA took Armstrong’s decision not to enter arbitration regarding the doping…Read More

A Brief History of the Tour de France and All its Cheating

It’s punishing. An annual July competition that requires competitors to complete many uphill battles. May induce periods of vomiting. The twists, the turns. The dramatic calorie consumption required. Truly a cause célèbre. While this can certainly apply to the Nathan’s Hotdog Eating Contest, only the Tour de France hands out a yellow shirt that didn’t…Read More

Stephen Swart: Lance Armstrong Was Ringleader in Encouraging Blood Doping

It’s one thing for Floyd Landis to accuse Lance Armstrong of PED use. Armstrong’s defense against allegations from Landis are simple: attack Floyd’s character and question his credibility given the man’s reputation as a self-admitted liar. But what happens when another cyclist makes the same accusations? Then you have to contemplate the truth of the…Read More

Lance Armstrong Causes Delay at Tour with Black 28 Cancer Jerseys

We already pointed out the news that Alberto Contador won the Tour de France, making most of you yawn. I get it. How many people are interested in watching a bunch of skinny dudes in tight shirts and even tighter shorts pedal around on their bicycles? Not many. But an interesting side story to the…Read More

Alberto Contador Becomes Three-Time Champ at Tour de France

Alberto Contador strolled into Paris holding onto a 39 second lead to win the Tour de France for the third time in his career. Contador had essentially clinched the victory by holding onto his lead during stage 19 Saturday and things went according to plan on Sunday. Andy Schleck of Luxembourg was second and Denis…Read More

Headbutt Gets Mark Renshaw Disqualified From the Tour de France

Cyclist Mark Renshaw brought new meaning to the phrase “using your head” on Thursday during the 11th stage of the 2010 Tour de France. Watch the video from Versus TV carefully and you’ll notice Renshaw headbutt opponent Julian Dean to clear space for teammate Mark Cavendish, who soon after won the stage: Quite the physical…Read More

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