He did it. He finally admitted it. Lance Armstrong doped.
He was light on the details and didn’t name names. He mused that he might not have been caught if not for his comeback in 2009. And he was certain his “fate was sealed” when longtime friend, training partner and trusted lieutenant George Hincapie, who was along for the ride on all seven of Armstrong’s Tour de France wins from 1999-2005, was forced to give him up to anti-doping authorities. Read More
Lance Armstrong ended a decade of denial by confessing to Oprah Winfrey that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
The admission Monday came hours after an emotional apology by Armstrong to the Livestrong charity that he founded and turned into a global institution on the strength of his celebrity as a cancer survivor. Read More
Ah, celebs. Can’t live with them, can’t build a fort in their trees and use a high-powered lens to incessantly stalk them.
Let’s compare and contrast Angelina Jolie and Madonna, shall we? Both women reacted in their own inimitable ways to the terrible news that the Taliban had shot Malala Yousafzai, a teenage activist in Pakistan. Read More
U.K. rag The Sun — OK, not the most reliable source — is reporting that Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have reunited, and yes, it feels so good.
Their love is timeless, they can’t live without each other and she has probably run out of his old T-shirts to be seen around town in. Never mind that there are no sources cited in the story, nor has either actor said as much to the press. Read More
Everyone’s talking about the Vanity Fair piece on Tom Cruise that alleges he “auditioned” wives through some wacky Scientology filter before he settled on Katie Holmes. (Why is this a surprise?) But now a source tells the Huffington Post that none other than Lindsay Lohan was under consideration at one point. Wow. Who knows which Thetan level you have to reach to be attracted to that vain, vapid and voodoo-hoodoo hot mess … but thankfully, Lindsay dodged that bullet. Read More
Bradley Wiggins was greeted by thousands of Union Jack-waving fans on the Champs Elysees when he claimed the 99th edition of the Tour de France to become the first British winner of the famous race on Sunday.
Wiggins finished safe in the bunch on the 20th and last stage, a 74.5-mile ride from Rambouillet, as he helped his Sky teammate and fellow Briton Mark Cavendish to victory. Read More
Formal charges were brought against Lance Armstrong by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, banning Armstrong from competing as a triathlete and calling into question the validity of his seven Tour de France titles. Read More
As renowned professional cyclists from all across the globe gear up for the 2011 Amgen Tour of California, tour officials announced the details of the opening three stages of the annual race Wednesday. Read More
For the first time in five years, the Amgen Tour of California will bypass San Francisco in the eight-day professional cycling race across the state.
Thursday, Tour officials announced the 15 cities the 2011 race will stop in; San Francisco, though, was notably absent. Read More
Lance Armstrong is looking to improve his time trial performance in the Tour of Murcia as part of his Tour de France preparations.Armstrong expects the five-day race along the southeastern Mediterranean coast, starting Wednesday, will boost his chances of winning an eighth Tour de France."Considering we haven't raced since January, it's important. It's definitely important," the Team RadioShack rider said. Read More