Tag: Tour de France

Lance Armstrong: Will He Come Clean?

On Friday night, the word came down.  The New York Times reported that Lance Armstrong was mulling whether he should confess to doping.   The redoubtable Juliet Macur cited unnamed sources who said that Lance had reached out to USADA’s Travis Tygart…

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…

Califon Overdistance Ride

On Wednesday I payed hooky and went for an overdistance ride on the new bike.  Serendipitously, I found a used 58 cm Scott.  With a compact crank, aluminum frame and carbon fork, it’s not fancy by any hardcore rider’s standard.  But…

RadioShack Nissan Trek Owner Carrying Debt

After an audit, PriceWaterhouseCoopers reports that RadioShack Nissan Trek’s owner is laden with debt.  Tageblatt.lu reported today that one of Flavio Becca’s business interests is carrying  € 508 million – over US $617 million – of mortgage debt. The debt-laden…