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Friday, March 6, 2015

Cycling

Nike allegedly paid off cycling president to cover for Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong has been linked to performance-enhancing drug use for more than a decade, but Nike has remained by his side all throughout the years. According to a recent report in the NY Daily News, the sports apparel juggernaut did far more than just that. Last week, the United States Anti-Doping Agency released 1,000 pages…Read More

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

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