Road bicycle racing http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/24513/all en Cycling-Armstrong offered donation to anti-doping agency-report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/cycling-armstrong-offered-donation-anti-doping-agency-report <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 8 (Reuters) - Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong once offered to donate nearly $250,000 to anti-doping efforts, the head of the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) tells 60 Minutes Sports in an interview to be aired on Wednesday.</p> <p>Armstrong, who was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles last year after an investigation by USADA found evidence of wide-spread doping, had a representative offer the agency a large sum of money in 2004, USADA chief Travis Tygart says in the wide-ranging interview.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/cycling-armstrong-offered-donation-anti-doping-agency-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 21:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731839 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 Thomson Reuters 5732494 at http://www.globalpost.com Doping-Swiss laboratory denies helping Armstrong avoid detection http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/doping-swiss-laboratory-denies-helping-armstrong-avoid-detectio <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>LAUSANNE, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The director of Switzerland's laboratory for doping analysis has denied allegations that he once told disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong how to avoid being detected for EPO.</p> <p>Martial Saugy said he had one meeting with Armstrong in 2002 at the request of the International Cycling Union to talk about the tests but refuted the suggestion that he told him how to avoid detection.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/doping-swiss-laboratory-denies-helping-armstrong-avoid-detectio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Human Interest Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733227 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Contador ready for 'war' as Vuelta unveils punishing route http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/cycling-contador-ready-war-vuelta-unveils-punishing-route <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 Alasdair Fotheringham</p> <p>VIGO, Spain (Reuters) - Alberto Contador declared "it will be war" after he studied the route for this year's Vuelta a Espana race which will feature a record 11 summit finishes for a Grand Tour.</p> <p>Organisers unveiled the route on Saturday which will begin on Aug. 24 in Galicia's rugged Rias Baixas regions. Riders will have to tackle a first category mountain-top finish as soon as stage two.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/cycling-contador-ready-war-vuelta-unveils-punishing-route" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Road bicycle racing Sports UCI World Ranking Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 15:45:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733593 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Armstrong admits to doping during Winfrey interview -report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-4-armstrong-admits-doping-during-winfrey-interview-repor <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>(Updates with report on confession in interview)</p> <p>By Corrie MacLaggan</p> <p>AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Cyclist Lance Armstrong confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs in an interview on Monday with Oprah Winfrey, USA Today reported.</p> <p>Although American media had widely speculated that Armstrong would admit to cheating in the interview, neither Winfrey nor Armstrong confirmed the report, in which the newspaper cited an anonymous source.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-4-armstrong-admits-doping-during-winfrey-interview-repor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 02:15:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734513 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-Armstrong admits to doping during Winfrey interview -report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-5-armstrong-admits-doping-during-winfrey-interview-repor <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>(Updates with background, possible legal implications)</p> <p>By Corrie MacLaggan</p> <p>AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 14 (Reuters) - His fall nearly complete, disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong finally confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs in an interview on Monday with Oprah Winfrey, USA Today reported.</p> <p>Although American media had widely speculated that Armstrong would admit to cheating in the interview, neither Winfrey nor Armstrong would confirm the report, in which the newspaper cited an anonymous source.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-5-armstrong-admits-doping-during-winfrey-interview-repor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 03:30:30 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734521 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Katusha receive permission to compete in second division http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/cycling-katusha-receive-permission-compete-second-division <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>MOSCOW, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Katusha, barred from competing in the World Tour in 2013 by the International Cycling Union (UCI), have been cleared to race in the second division after improvements in their anti-doping controls.</p> <p>"Following the UCI Licences Commission decision on 10 December 2012 to refuse Katusha's registration as UCI ProTour (first division), the team introduced anti-doping measures that have prompted the Licences Commission to grant it registration as UCI Professional Continental Team (second division)," a UCI statement said on Tuesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/cycling-katusha-receive-permission-compete-second-division" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Road bicycle racing Sports UCI ProTour Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 16:45:43 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734821 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 Thomson Reuters 5734746 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-World awaits Armstrong "confession" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/cycling-world-awaits-armstrong-confession <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 Julian Linden</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Reuters) - A road to redemption, or a path to prison? The jury is still out on exactly what Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey will mean for the disgraced cyclist.</p> <p>Lawyers are divided on what the legal implications will be if, as expected, Armstrong admits to using performance drugs when the first part of his interview with Winfrey is broadcast from 9:30 p.m. EST on Thursday (0230 GMT on Friday).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/cycling-world-awaits-armstrong-confession" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Entertainment Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 01:30:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735391 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-2014 Tour de France to start in Leeds http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/cycling-2014-tour-de-france-start-leeds <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, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The first stage of the 2014 Tour de France will be between Leeds and Harrogate when the English county of Yorkshire hosts the "Grand Depart", tour director Christian Prudhomme announced on Thursday.</p> <p>The July 5 start will be followed by stage two between York and Sheffield, and then Cambridge to London on day three. The race then returns to mainland Europe.</p> <p>Team Sky rider Bradley Wiggins became the first Briton to win the Tour last year, raising the profile of cycling's most famous race in his country.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/cycling-2014-tour-de-france-start-leeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cycling Road bicycle racing Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:30:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735505 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Cycling-2014 Tour to visit York, Sheffield and Cambridge http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-cycling-2014-tour-visit-york-sheffield-and-cambridge <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>(Adds details, quotes)</p> <p>PARIS, Jan 17 (Reuters) - The 2014 Tour de France will visit the English cities of York, Sheffield and Cambridge after the county of Yorkshire hosts the "Grand Depart", Tour director Christian Prudhomme said on Thursday.</p> <p>The July 5 start will be followed by stage two between York and Sheffield.</p> <p>"It's going to go up and down all the time, like in the Liege-Bastogne-Liege classic," Prudhomme told reporters after a presentation at the British ambassador's residence in central Paris.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/update-1-cycling-2014-tour-visit-york-sheffield-and-cambridge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cycling Road bicycle racing UCI World Ranking Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 11:15:49 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735520 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Armstrong's admission a 'striking' moment-Tour director http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/cycling-armstrongs-admission-striking-moment-tour-director <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, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Lance Armstrong's expected admission of doping will be a "striking" moment but the Tour de France will still thrive, the race director said on Thursday.</p> <p>Media reports say American Armstrong, previously stripped of his seven Tour titles, admitted to drug use in an interview with U.S. television presenter Oprah Winfrey to be aired later (0200 GMT).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/cycling-armstrongs-admission-striking-moment-tour-director" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American Tour de France stage winners Road bicycle racing Sports Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:00:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735531 at http://www.globalpost.com (Blank Headline Received) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/blank-headline-received-36 <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>"I DIDN'T INVENT THE CULTURE AND I DIDN'T TRY TO STOP THE CULTURE. THAT IS MY FAULT. I AM SORRY FOR THAT" - ARMSTRONG</p> American Tour de France stage winners Road bicycle racing Television Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 02:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735923 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 Thomson Reuters 5735924 at http://www.globalpost.com Cycling-Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey goes on air http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/blank-headline-received-37 <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 17 (Reuters) - The much anticipated airing of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey began broadcast at 9 p.m. ET (0200 GMT) on the talk show host's cable network OWN.</p> <p>In the two-part interview, also being streamed live online to a global audience, cancer survivor Armstrong is expected to confess to using performance-enhancing drugs during a career in which he won the Tour de France seven times.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130117/blank-headline-received-37" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Drugs in sport Entertainment Lance Armstrong Road bicycle racing Sports Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 02:30:21 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735925 at http://www.globalpost.com