American Tour de France stage winners http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23406/all en Cycling: Armstrong probe findings due in a year, says UCI http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140409/cycling-armstrong-probe-findings-due-year-says-uci <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An inquiry team probing the role of cycling's leaders in the Lance Armstrong doping scandal will deliver its report by next year, the head of the sport's global governing body UCI said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Brian Cookson, who won an ugly UCI leadership contest in September 2013 vowing to right past wrongs, said the three-member independent commission of inquiry had a crucial role and would publish its findings within 12 months.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140409/cycling-armstrong-probe-findings-due-year-says-uci" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Drugs in sport Sports AFP Wed, 09 Apr 2014 15:34:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6117257 at http://www.globalpost.com Texas judge rules against Lance Armstrong over prize money http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140226/texas-judge-rules-against-lance-armstrong-over-prize-money <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lisa Maria Garza</p> <p>DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas judge has denied a request by lawyers for Lance Armstrong to block a sports insurance company from re-opening an arbitration agreement in which the firm paid $12 million in bonuses to the disgraced cyclist.</p> <p>Dallas County Judge Tonya Parker refused to stop the original arbitration panel from considering whether Dallas-based SCA Promotions should be able to recoup the millions it paid Armstrong during his Tour de France winning streak, according to court documents filed on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140226/texas-judge-rules-against-lance-armstrong-over-prize-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Lance Armstrong Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Thomson Reuters Thu, 27 Feb 2014 02:16:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6081842 at http://www.globalpost.com Dallas sports insurer wants prize money back from Lance Armstrong http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140221/dallas-sports-insurer-wants-prize-money-back-lance-armstrong <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lisa Maria Garza</p> <p>DALLAS (Reuters) - Lawyers for Lance Armstrong went to court in Dallas on Friday, to try to block a sports insurance company from re-opening an arbitration decision forcing the firm to pay $12 million in bonuses to the disgraced cyclist.</p> <p>Dallas-based SCA Promotions said that Armstrong lied for years about using performance-enhancing drugs and has sued to re-open the 2006 arbitration decision made before he finally admitted to doping.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140221/dallas-sports-insurer-wants-prize-money-back-lance-armstrong" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Lance Armstrong Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Thomson Reuters Sat, 22 Feb 2014 00:20:51 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6077754 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling: Rogers blames contaminated food for positive test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131219/cycling-rogers-blames-contaminated-food-positive-test <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australian triple world time-trial champion Michael Rogers claims contaminated food may have caused him to test positive for the banned substance clenbuterol, his Saxo-Tinkoff team said.</p> <p>World governing body the International Cycling Union (UCI) on Wednesday provisionally suspended Rogers and Belgian Jonathan Breyne over alleged doping offences.</p> <p>In a statement, the UCI said that clenbuterol was detected in a urine sample given by Rogers at the Japan Cup Cycle Road Race on October 20.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131219/cycling-rogers-blames-contaminated-food-positive-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Disaster Michael Rogers Road bicycle racing Sports AFP Thu, 19 Dec 2013 14:34:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6024533 at http://www.globalpost.com Verbruggen dismisses Armstrong allegations http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131218/verbruggen-dismisses-armstrong-allegations <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Former International Cycling Union (UCI) president Hein Verbruggen has dismissed claims by Lance Armstrong that he helped cover up a failed drugs test and says the disgraced American has made his life a misery.</p> <p>Armstrong suggested last month that in 1999 when the Texan was on his way to winning his first Tour de France title, Verbruggen had helped cover-up a positive drugs test for corticosteroids by backdating a prescription for saddle sore cream.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131218/verbruggen-dismisses-armstrong-allegations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:41:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6023642 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling: Armstrong 'bought' Million Dollar Race - report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131213/cycling-armstrong-bought-million-dollar-race-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Retired Italian rider Roberto Gaggioli told Friday's edition of the Corriere della Sera that Lance Armstrong paid him $100,000 in 1993 in order to win the Million Dollar Race in the United States.</p> <p>"It was a young American colleague," Gaggioli, who is now 51, was quoted as saying. "He offered me a panettone (a traditional Italian Christmas cake) as a present and wished me a merry Christmas. In the box there were $100,000 in small bills. That colleague was Lance Armstrong.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131213/cycling-armstrong-bought-million-dollar-race-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Bobby Julich Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing AFP Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:02:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6019379 at http://www.globalpost.com Armstrong reaches settlement in one fraud case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131121/armstrong-reaches-settlement-one-fraud-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong reached a settlement on Wednesday in one of the fraud cases spawned by his confession that his Tour De France victories were fuelled by doping.</p> <p>Mark Kincaid, an attorney for Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance, confirmed the company had reached a settlement with Armstrong but gave no details.</p> <p>The company sued Armstrong and the Tailwind Sports Corporation in March claiming the cyclist committed fraud by concealing his use of performance enhancing drugs during the 1999, 2000 and 2001 Tours.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131121/armstrong-reaches-settlement-one-fraud-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Lance Armstrong Lance Armstrong Sports AFP Thu, 21 Nov 2013 05:36:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5995481 at http://www.globalpost.com Armstrong settles $3 million lawsuit over bonuses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131120/armstrong-settles-3-million-lawsuit-over-bonuses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Reuters) - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong has reached a settlement with an insurance company over $3 million in performance bonuses paid to him from 1999 to 2001, his spokesman said on Wednesday.</p> <p>Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance had sued Armstrong and his former team's management company after the American cyclist was handed a life ban and stripped of his record seven Tour de France titles following a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency investigation.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131120/armstrong-settles-3-million-lawsuit-over-bonuses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Lance Armstrong Lance Armstrong Politics Sports Thomson Reuters Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:48:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5995267 at http://www.globalpost.com Armstrong reaches settlement in one fraud case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131120/armstrong-reaches-settlement-one-fraud-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong reached a settlement on Wednesday in one of the fraud cases spawned by his confession that his Tour De France victories were fuelled by doping.</p> <p>USA Today reported the agreement reached between Armstrong and Nebraska-based Acceptance Insurance allowed Armstrong to avoid a scheduled deposition in which he would have been asked to talk about his doping practices under oath.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131120/armstrong-reaches-settlement-one-fraud-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Lance Armstrong Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing AFP Wed, 20 Nov 2013 22:31:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5995233 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling: Froome welcomes tougher doping penalties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131119/cycling-froome-welcomes-tougher-doping-penalties <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tour de France champion Chris Froome has welcomed the introduction of tougher penalties for doping, and admitted that he had been personally "hit hard" by accusations he had cheated.</p> <p>Speaking at the end of a private visit to Kenya, the country of his birth and where he first fell in love with the sport, Froome said cycling was now a much cleaner sport than it was during the notorious Lance Armstrong era.</p> <p>"It is great that WADA plans to extend the ban from two to four years, and that cycling is being taken as leading the way in the fight in anti-doping," he told reporters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131119/cycling-froome-welcomes-tougher-doping-penalties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Chris Froome Drugs in sport Social Issues Sports AFP Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:48:48 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5993647 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling: Armstrong seeks dismissal of fraud case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131118/cycling-armstrong-seeks-dismissal-fraud-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong asked a federal judge to dismiss the US government's fraud case against him in a hearing Monday, claiming prosecutors missed statute of limitations deadlines to file.</p> <p>US District Judge Robert Wilkins was expected to make a ruling within 30 days on the matter but was not expected to toss out the case, in which the US Department of Justice says Armstrong made false claims while accepting $40 million in sponsorship money from the US Postal Service from 1998-2004.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131118/cycling-armstrong-seeks-dismissal-fraud-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports AFP Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:15:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5992944 at http://www.globalpost.com Former UCI boss could be called before doping inquiry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131118/former-uci-boss-could-be-called-doping-inquiry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS (Reuters) - Former International Cycling Union (UCI) president Hein Verbruggen could be summoned before an independent anti-doping commission after Lance Armstrong accused him of helping him to cheat in 1999.</p> <p>Disgraced cyclist Armstrong, stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping, alleged in an interview with the Daily Mail on Monday that Verbruggen had helped him to backdate a prescription.</p> <p>Verbruggen, an honorary member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has denied wrongdoing.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131118/former-uci-boss-could-be-called-doping-inquiry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Hein Verbruggen Sports Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:49:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5992500 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling: UCI could call ex boss to doping inquiry after latest Armstrong claims http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131118/cycling-uci-could-call-ex-boss-doping-inquiry-after-latest-armstrong-claims <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Former International Cycling Union (UCI) president Hein Verbruggen could be called before the independent commission investigating historical doping allegations, the global governing body's current chief said Monday.</p> <p>Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, who was banned for life last year for doping offences, accused Verbruggen of being involved in a cover up over a positive test for a steroid in 1999, the year he won his first of seven Tours de France -- now all stripped from the American.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131118/cycling-uci-could-call-ex-boss-doping-inquiry-after-latest-armstrong-claims" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Hein Verbruggen Sports AFP Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:31:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5992460 at http://www.globalpost.com Inquiry can help to restore image - UCI chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131114/inquiry-can-help-restore-image-uci-chief-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Cycling has a difficult process of soul-searching to get through if it is to restore its reputation after years of doping scandals, new International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson said on Thursday.</p> <p>"Let's get all of the allegations out, find out more of the history, let's find out who was involved, what were the procedures, how did people manage to avoid tests for so long and yet be still using such serious substances and procedures," Cookson told Reuters in an interview.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131114/inquiry-can-help-restore-image-uci-chief-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners BRIAN COOKSON Drugs in sport Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:04:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5989273 at http://www.globalpost.com Inquiry can help to restore image - UCI chief http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131114/inquiry-can-help-restore-image-uci-chief <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Mark Gleeson</p> <p>JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Cycling has a difficult process of soul-searching to get through if it is to restore its reputation after years of doping scandals, new International Cycling Union (UCI) president Brian Cookson said on Thursday.</p> <p>"Let's get all of the allegations out, find out more of the history, let's find out who was involved, what were the procedures, how did people manage to avoid tests for so long and yet be still using such serious substances and procedures," Cookson told Reuters in an interview.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131114/inquiry-can-help-restore-image-uci-chief" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners BRIAN COOKSON Drugs in sport Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:03:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5989272 at http://www.globalpost.com