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
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
Thibaut Pinot, the youngest rider in the Tour de France, presented the French with their first stage victory in this year’s edition after winning the hilly 98-mile Belfort-Porrentruy eighth stage on Sunday.
The 22-year-old, born near Belfort, attacked in the last of seven climbs to cross the line on his own after the Tour crossed the mountainous French border into Switzerland. 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
Three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador blamed contaminated steak Thursday for his positive doping test, vowing to clear his name and not let cycling’s latest drug scandal “destroy everything that I have done.” Read More
Sprint specialist Mark Cavendish won the 11th stage of the Tour de France with help from an illegal head-butt from teammate Mark Renshaw, who was thrown out of the race Thursday for his aggressive tactics.
Andy Schleck of Luxembourg retained the overall race lead, cruising into the finish in the main pack after riding part of the stage while discussing a vacation with his main rival for the title, defending champion Alberto Contador. Read More
Cycling's "bad boy" just made good.
British sprint star Mark Cavendish broke down in tears after overcoming a Tour de France victory drought by winning the race's fifth stage on Thursday.
France's sports minister said her heart was warmed and fellow riders reached out to Cavendish as he cried. He said he had learned to come down from his "cloud" — where both elation and high expectations reside. Read More