Tag: Tour de France

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…

Lance Armstrong Strong-Arming Congress?

According to both the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, Lance Armstrong’s charitable foundation sent lobbyists to Congress to discuss USADA’s government funding.  Two-thirds of USADA’s annual budget is funded by the U.S. government.  The Post article describes a…

RadioShack Nissan Trek Salary Problems Go Public

Team RadioShack Nissan Trek’s financial challenges became more public today as spokesman Carlo Rock acknowledged that star riders had gone unpaid. A story coming out of German sports press today suggests that RNT owes Andy and Frank Schleck USD $611,000.…

Unpaid RadioShack Nissan Trek Riders Identified

The unpaid riders on RadioShack Nissan Trek, previously anonymous, aren’t domestiques doing the grunt work of shepherding their stars safely through mountain passes and sprint finishes.  It’s the stars: according to Süddeutsche.de, Fabian Cancellara and Frank and Andy Schleck, have been going unpaid…

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Hands Down Lifetime Bans

In a press release yesterday, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) gave lifetime bands to three of the conspirators named with in the former U.S. Postal Service doping conspiracy last  month.  Dr. Michele Ferrari, Dr. Luis Garcia del Moral and Jose “Pepe”…