Tag: doping

Judge says Armstrong lawsuit against USADA is “irrelevant”; updated

Update: July 11, 2012 — Attorneys for Lance Armstrong refiled an edited version of the federal suit against USADA that was rejected by the judge. The suit claims:

— USADA doesn’t have the right to charge Armstrong; — USADA doesn’t have the right to force Armstrong to arbitration; — USADA violates his constitutional rights and …

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Choices for US Olympic road cycling team raise questions; final roster

Last week’s announcement of the US road cycling squad for the London Olympics included many of the fresher faces in cycling.

That’s great that the younger cyclists get a chance, but if you’re like me, then you probably wondered why so many of the “old pros” were left off the final list.

Cyclists such as Tyler Farrar, Timmy Duggan, Taylor Phinney, Tejay van Garderen, and Chris Horner (the only older pro) are certainly all deserving.

But how about long-time pros like George Hincapie …

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Lance Armstrong charged with violating anti-doping rules; banned from Iron Man competitions

Lance Armstrong is back on the hot seat, and we’re not talking about the tri-bike saddle that he’s been riding since he left pro cycling.

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has brought formal doping charges against the 7-time Tour de France champion, alleging that Armstrong, team manager Johan Bruyneel, a team trainer and three doctors are involved in a doping conspiracy that dates back to 1998.

Armstrong has been the target of doping accusations throughout his later career, but charges have never been brought. Armstrong steadfastly has denied any and all reports of doping and always points out that he’s never failed a drug test.

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