Tour de France http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23412/all en UPDATE 1-Lance Armstrong may admit he used banned drugs - NY Times http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-1-lance-armstrong-may-admit-he-used-banned-drugs-ny-time <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>(Adds comments by WADA, Livestrong)</p> <p>Jan 5 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong, the American cyclist at the center of the biggest doping scandal in the sport's history, may admit he used performance-enhancing drugs during his career, the New York Times reported in Saturday's editions, citing unidentified sources.</p> <p>Such an admission would be a stunning reversal for Armstrong, who has vehemently denied doping for years.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-1-lance-armstrong-may-admit-he-used-banned-drugs-ny-time" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Doping Drugs in sport Employment Relation Floyd Landis doping case Lance Armstrong Lance Armstrong Livestrong wristband Medicine Person Attributes Person Career Quotation Sports Tour de France United States Anti-Doping Agency Use of performance-enhancing drugs in sport World Anti-Doping Agency Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 21:26:53 +0000 5731258 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Schleck looking forward to first Armstrong interview http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/cycling-schleck-looking-forward-first-armstrong-interview <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>Jan 10 (Reuters) - Tour de France winner Andy Schleck will be transfixed to the television when Lance Armstrong breaks his silence on cycling's darkest chapter but the Luxembourger remains unsure if the disgraced American will admit to a drugs-tainted past.</p> <p>The Jan. 17 interview with Oprah Winfrey will be Armstrong's first since receiving a lifetime ban and being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles in October for doping charges the American has until now vehemently denied.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130110/cycling-schleck-looking-forward-first-armstrong-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Road bicycle racing Sports Tour de France Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 06:15:27 +0000 5732494 at http://www.globalpost.com Lance Armstrong confronts doping charges in Oprah Winfrey interview http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-armstrong-confronts-doping-charges-interview-oprah-win Lance Armstrong finally has confronted his alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs during his cycling career, though he "did not come clean in the manner that I expected," talk show host Oprah Winfrey said a day after interviewing the disgraced athlete.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-armstrong-confronts-doping-charges-interview-oprah-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Entertainment Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports Tour de France Entertainment United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 14:45:00 +0000 5734746 at http://www.globalpost.com WRAPUP 2-Cycling-Armstrong admits doping in "toxic" tale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-cycling-armstrong-finally-confesses-doping <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>* Armstrong ends years of denials, admits drug use</p> <p>* American says he never felt like a cheat</p> <p>* Offers to co-operate with doping authorities (Adds reaction)</p> <p>By Julian Linden</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong ended years of vehement denial on Thursday by finally coming clean and admitting he had cheated his way to a record seven Tour de France titles with systematic use of banned, performance-enhancing drugs.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-cycling-armstrong-finally-confesses-doping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Doping Drugs in sport Entertainment Lance Armstrong Medicine Road bicycle racing Social Issues Sports Tour de France Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 02:30:20 +0000 5735924 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-I empathise but don't sympathise with Armstrong-Millar http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/cycling-i-empathise-dont-sympathise-armstrong-millar <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>MADRID, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Reformed British doper David Millar empathises but does not sympathise with Lance Armstrong because of the way the disgraced American cyclist went about confessing to years of systematic cheating.</p> <p>Armstrong told U.S. television chat show host Oprah Winfrey on Thursday he had taken illegal performance-enhancing drugs on each of his record seven Tour de France wins.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/cycling-i-empathise-dont-sympathise-armstrong-millar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Road bicycle racing Sports Tour de France Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:00:21 +0000 5736131 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Hoy believes sport can move on from Armstrong disgrace http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/cycling-hoy-believes-sport-can-move-armstrong-disgrace <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 Meadows</p> <p>LONDON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Britain's most successful Olympian Chris Hoy believes cycling can now move on from the Lance Armstrong doping scandal while fans in a nation now in love with the sport have complete faith in their successful riders.</p> <p>American Armstrong, who had already been stripped of his seven Tour de France titles, finally admitted to doping on U.S. television on Thursday in another hammer blow for a sport which has long battled a drugs problem.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/cycling-hoy-believes-sport-can-move-armstrong-disgrace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commonwealth Games Lance Armstrong Sports Tour de France Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:15:15 +0000 5736135 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Schleck believes Armstrong was clean after comeback http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/cycling-schleck-believes-armstrong-was-clean-after-comeback <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 Jill Gralow</p> <p>ADELAIDE, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Andy Schleck, who was retroactively awarded the 2010 Tour de France win last year, believed Lance Armstrong when the American said he did not dope after his comeback, the Luxembourger said on Saturday.</p> <p>Schleck is in South Australia for Sunday's launch of the UCI pro tour season at the Tour Down Under but the last day of preparations was again hijacked by Armstrong's televised confessional with chat show host Oprah Winfrey.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/cycling-schleck-believes-armstrong-was-clean-after-comeback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports Tour de France Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:30:03 +0000 5736533 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Time to move on after Armstrong admission says Contador http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/cycling-time-move-after-armstrong-admission-says-contador <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>Jan 20 (Reuters) - Cycling has to move on and put the Lance Armstrong scandal behind it, according to two-times Tour de France winner Alberto Contador who returned from a doping ban last August.</p> <p>"People have already talked a lot about that interview. Nobody was surprised by what he said," Contador, who was stripped of the 2010 Tour title for doping, told reporters ahead of the Tour de San Luis (Argentina) on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/cycling-time-move-after-armstrong-admission-says-contador" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alberto Contador Road bicycle racing Sports Tour de France Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 20:15:14 +0000 5736966 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Watching Armstrong confession was best feeling - Wiggins http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/cycling-watching-armstrong-confession-was-best-feeling-wiggins <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>Jan 24 (Reuters) - Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins said he had the "best feeling in the world" and no sympathy for Lance Armstrong after watching the disgraced American confess to years of doping.</p> <p>Armstrong won seven straight Tour de France titles from 1999 but had them stripped when he was found guilty of doping in October last year before he spoke about his wrongdoings for the first time on American television last week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/cycling-watching-armstrong-confession-was-best-feeling-wiggins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports Tour de France Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:00:17 +0000 5739090 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Streamline Schleck allays fears over fitness for Tour http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/cycling-streamline-schleck-allays-fears-over-fitness-tour <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>Jan 28 (Reuters) - Andy Schleck has shaken off concerns that he could struggle to make a mark at this year's Tour de France after the Radioshack-Leopard rider made a less than convincing start to the new season in Australia last week.</p> <p>The 27-year-old Luxembourger struggled in the Adelaide heat and abruptly returned to his hotel after a mechanical problem in Sunday's final stage ended his Tour Down Under campaign prematurely.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/cycling-streamline-schleck-allays-fears-over-fitness-tour" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Schleck Commonwealth Games Road bicycle racing Tour de France Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 08:45:04 +0000 5740365 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Doping-Fuentes will not be forced to give client names http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-doping-fuentes-will-not-be-forced-give-client-names <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>* Judge rejects CONI request to make Fuentes name clients</p> <p>* Doctor says had nothing to do with EPO found in blood bags (Recasts with more Fuentes testimony)</p> <p>By Iain Rogers</p> <p>MADRID, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes, on trial for allegedly masterminding a doping ring in cycling, will not be obliged to identify any of the clients whose frozen blood was found in bags seized by police, the judge in the case ruled on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130130/update-1-doping-fuentes-will-not-be-forced-give-client-names" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Road bicycle racing Social Issues Sports Tour de France Thomson Reuters Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:15:31 +0000 5741485 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling: Andy Schleck drops out of Tour of Mediterranean http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/cycling-andy-schleck-drops-out-tour-mediterranean <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 Tour de France champion Andy Schleck dropped out of the Tour of Mediterranean on Wednesday, without completing the first stage.</p> <p>"He was in difficulty during the descent at the Fourches climb," said a the race commissioner about Schleck, who had started to struggle at the 44km mark of the 146.5km run from Limoux to Gruissan. </p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130206/cycling-andy-schleck-drops-out-tour-mediterranean" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Andy Schleck Road bicycle racing Sports Tour de France AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 17:30:54 +0000 5747854 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling: Wiggins: Armstrong case can ´clean-up´ sport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cycling-wiggins-armstrong-case-can-clean-sport <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 Bradley Wiggins says he thinks Lance Armstrong's doping confession is catastrophic but will serve to make the sport cleaner in the future.</p> <p>Armstrong, a seven-time winner of the Tour de France himself, was stripped of his titles after the International Cycling Union accepted a United States Anti-Doping Agency report that he had doped when winning his seven Tours between 1999 and 2005.</p> <p>The American then confessed that he had taken performance-enhancing drugs in an interview with TV host Oprah Winfrey.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cycling-wiggins-armstrong-case-can-clean-sport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Bradley Wiggins Disaster Sports Tour de France AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 13:17:09 +0000 5748823 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling: Tour de France says 'non' to national teams http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cycling-tour-de-france-says-non-national-teams <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>Organisers of the Tour de France on Thursday rejected a French cycling federation (FFC) proposal to allow national teams to compete in the sport's most prestigious race.</p> <p>The director of Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO), Christian Prudhomme, said he was in favour of the current system in place since the end of the 1960s, in which sponsored teams participate in the annual event.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cycling-tour-de-france-says-non-national-teams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cycling Sports Tour de France AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:01:22 +0000 5748878 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling: Tour de France in favour of independent dope tests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cycling-tour-de-france-favour-independent-dope-tests <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 organisers are in favour of an independent body to deal with anti-doping issues in professional cycling across the board, race director Christian Prudhomme said on Thursday.</p> <p>Prudhomme said that for this year's edition of Paris-Nice, which starts on March 3, they were keen to secure the services of the French anti-doping agency (AFLD) as well as for other races in France.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/cycling-tour-de-france-favour-independent-dope-tests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drugs in sport Sports Tour de France AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 15:45:40 +0000 5748993 at http://www.globalpost.com