Tag: Doping

On Dope and Chris Horner

Below are a variety of links from around the internet about dope and pro cycling.  In the New York Times, Juliet Macur recounts a discussion between Vuelta winner Chris Horner and George Hincapie.  She rightly asks why names were redacted…

Two Views on Chris Horner

Chris Horner won the Vuelta a España, becoming the oldest rider to win a grand tour.  Those of us who are master blasters have a glimmer of hope.  Or do we?  As he closed in on the overall win, there…

Lance Armstrong Stripped of Tour de France Titles

After stonewalling, after fighting USADA for jurisdiction, UCI capitulated under the barrage of evidence and stripped Lance Arm strong of all seven of his Tour de France titles.  It remains to be seen how they will clean up the rest of…

Lance Armstrong: Reasoned Decision

The naughty details are finally out.  You can read all the affidavits, supporting documents and USADA’s logic for charging Lance Armstrong – among others – with systematic doping.  Having devoured Tyler Hamilton’s book The Secret Race, I had an inkling…

Travis Tygart Interviewed on Lance Armstrong and Doping

Dutch cycling commentator José Been has translated an exclusive interview that USADA head Travis Tygart gave to French sports newspaper L’Equipe.  Among the more amazing highlights: Tygart received death threats after USADA charged Lance Armstrong with doping. USADA received no…

Frank Schleck B-Sample Positive for Diuretic

Frank Schleck faces a possible two-year ban from cycling after his B-sample tested positive for the diuretic Xipamide today.  UCI confirmed the positive result and has requested disciplinary action. Schleck  has protested his innocence and according to one source even suggested…