ARMSTRONG DOPING

  • Armstrong says French findings on doping are no surprise July 25, 2013

    London: Lance Armstrong said he was not surprised by a French Senate inquiry's findings that the top two in the 1998 Tour de France took the banned blood booster EPO because virtually all riders at that time cheated and told lies. "I am not surprised," the disgraced Tour winner told Cyclingnews....
  • Spectre of Armstrong still hangs over Tour de France July 22, 2013

    Paris: Chris Froome can take immense satisfaction from securing his first Tour de France title but the spectre of disgraced Lance Armstrong and the sport's fight against doping still hangs over the race. The Briton, emulating compatriot Bradley Wiggins last year, smashed the field in aweinspiring fashion his two brutal...
  • Attitudes are changing post Armstrong scandal June 26, 2013

    Paris: The spectre of Lance Armstrong's dirty legacy will haunt the 100th edition of the Tour de France even though cycling has already started its muchneeded transformation. While riders have been distancing himself from the American and what he has come to represent, at the forefront of fans' and pundits' minds...
  • Armstrong's samples showed steroids in 1999: UCI April 18, 2013

    Paris: Lance Armstrong returned four samples with traces of banned corticosteroids in the 1999 Tour de France, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Wednesday, although the governing body added it did not handle them as positive tests. On Tuesday the Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad published a copy of an alleged...
  • Armstrong scandal could see cycling dropped from Olympics January 16, 2013

    New York: Cycling could be dumped from the Olympic programme if Lance Armstrong implicated the sport's governing body of covering up a widespread doping scheme, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member Dick Pound told Reuters on Tuesday. Pound said the IOC might be left with no choice other than to take...
  • Lance Armstrong could face jail term if he admits to doping January 16, 2013

    New York: Lance Armstrong could face the prospect of jail time and the repayment of millions of dollars following his reported admission that he used performanceenhancing drugs during his cycling career, legal experts said. And the fallout from his confession to American talk show host Oprah Winfrey could also threaten...