Tag: Lance Armstrong

Pro cyclists suffer disgrace from association with Lance Armstrong (updated)

Update: If you’re interested in reading the Reasoned Decision offered by the US Anti-Doping Association against Lance Armstrong, the 202-page document is available here at the USADA website. Testimony and other documents are available at US Postal Service Pro Cycling Team Investigation.

One of the unfortunate sidelights in the Lance Armstrong doping affair is the number of pro cyclists whose careers have been tainted by their association with the former 7-time Tour de France winner.

The US Anti-Doping Association released details of its 1,000-page report on its case against Armstrong on Wednesday. It includes testimony for 26 individuals of whom 15 are cyclists, 11 of them former members of the Postal Service team.

Six of those received six-month suspensions stemming from their testimony, confirming why none of them competed in the London Olympics. Those cyclists and their most recent teams are …

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Lance Armstrong doping story still makes headlines

In the month since Lance Armstrong said “enough is enough” and dropped his fight against the US Anti-Doping Agency’s case against him, there have been some interesting sidebars stemming from the case.

As Hunter Thompson once wrote: “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.”

Given Armstrong’s celebrity status and past achievements (which have been dismissed), it’s no wonder this story refuses to die. Here are some stories that have struck me in the past month:

Death threats against Tom Tygart — …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/09/26/lance-armstrong-doping-story-still-makes-headlines/

Armstrong says ‘enough is enough’ — won’t fight doping charges; USADA says it will strip him of Tour de France titles

Lance Armstrong dropped his fight on Thursday night against the doping charges lodged in June by the US Anti-Doping Agency.

He did so without admitting to the allegations that he used banned substances and improper methods to gain an edge in the sport of cycling to win an unprecedented seven Tours de France.

Although his attorney wrote a letter to USADA that it cannot “retroactively punish” Armstrong, the loss of his seven Tour de France championships is a very real possibility. ….

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/08/23/armstrong-says-enough-is-enough-wont-fight-doping-charges/

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 …

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/06/17/choices-for-us-olympic-road-cycling-team-raise-questions-final-roster/

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.

Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2012/06/13/armstrong-charged-with-violating-anti-doping-rules/