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, 2 months ago
Forget the seven Tour de France victories. Forget the yellow jersey celebrations on the Champs Elysees. Forget the name that dominated the sport of cycling for so many years. As far as cycling's governing body is concerned, Lance Armstrong is out ...CBC, 4 weeks ago Armstrong, Contador highlight drama at 96th Tour de France SI.com, 2 months ago Contador a threat to Lance's record and more Tour de France lessons SI.com, 2 months ago
Dear Anthony Mundine, Mate, we need to talk. You likely haven't noticed, but I haven't referred to you in these pages for the last couple of years, not wanting to do anything to promote a 39-year-old continuing to get hit in the head. But now I ...Sydney Morning Herald, 2 months ago It's time for Mundine to hang up the gloves Sydney Morning Herald, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months ago
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