LE GRAND BORNAND, France -- Worst kept secret at this Tour de France: Astana general manager Johan Bruyneel will announce tomorrow that he intends to start a new team next year, backed by American sponsorship and led by Lance Armstrong . ... SI.com, 1 day ago
The question from this year's Giro d'Italia is no longer whether Levi Leipheimer can cling to enough of his early-season form to win the centenary edition of this storied grand tour. That verdict came in last Monday. On the final, obscene climb of ...SI.com, 1 day ago
Rhetorical question posed on the eve of the 95th Tour de France, which begins Saturday in Brest, at the tip of the Breton peninsula: Wouldn't it be surprising if cycling, for so long the poster child of pharmacologically jacked-up sports, turned out ...SI.com, 1 day ago
Two weeks before the start of the 96th Tour de France, 1,870 days after his last pro victory, Lance Armstrong soloed to first place in the Nevada City (Cal.) Classic, a brief but brutal 40-lap circuit in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Asked afterward ...SI.com, 1 day ago Contador a threat to Lance's record and more Tour de France lessons SI.com, 1 day ago
Grim news for gossip rags everywhere: Lance Armstrong confirmed Tuesday that he is, in fact, coming out of retirement. The immediate result, of course -- aside from a defibrillation of interest in cycling in this country -- will be a marked ...SI.com, 1 day ago
Betsy Andreu testified that Lance Armstrong admitted to using PEDs while in the hospital for cancer treatment.
Photo: Betsy Andreu was an inconvenient woman. At a time when a fawning media competed to compose paeans to Lance Armstrong (for years, I was at the forefront of that too-credulous crowd), she struck a discordant note. If we were enterprising enough ...SI.com, 1 day ago
All hail the God of Thunder. Following an audacious surprise attack at the base of one of the most legendary climbs in the Tour de France, Thor Hushovd of team Garmin-Cervelo outdueled a pair of disappointed Frenchmen to snatch victory in Friday's ...SI.com, 1 day ago
Until late last summer I had taped to the wall of my office the front page of the French sports daily L'Equipe from July 26, 2009. It featured a photograph of Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador grinding up some cruel pitch on Mont Ventoux, aka The ...SI.com, 1 day ago
Since the first American cyclist made his way to the European pro circuit in the mid-'70s, enough gaffes, misunderstandings and flashpoints have taken place to keep a U.N. peacekeeping force busy -- from Greg LeMond 's spending the Tour de France ...SI.com, 1 day ago
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