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Cycling

Floyd Landis Tells Cameras for First Time: 'I Saw Lance Armstrong Using Drugs'

KARLINSKY, ELOISE HARPER, KATIE HINMAN and SALLY HAWKINS ABC News 25.07.2010
Floyd Landis spoke to "Nightline" correspondent Neal Karlinsky in Bend, Ore.

On a warm summer's night this week in Bend, Ore., the man at the center of one of the biggest scandals in sports history couldn't have looked more out of place. Floyd Landis was racing his bike in a simple T-shirt -- no fancy cycling jersey. It ha...

Armstrong Says His Tour Is 'Finished'

The Wall Street Journal 11.07.2010
Lance Armstrong grimaces after he crashed during the eighth stage of the Tour de France.

Lance Armstrong said his hopes of Tour de France victory are finished after he struggled in the Alps and was caught up in three crashes during an eighth stage won by Andy Schleck of Luxembourg on Sunday.


Tour de France bikes to be scanned for motors

Bikes used at the Tour de France will be scanned to make sure they do not contain illegal motors, the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced on Friday.

Electric bikes? Call for checks at Tour de France [VIDEO]

SAMUEL PETREQUIN Yahoo! News 03.06.2010
Electric bikes? Call for checks at Tour de France [VIDEO]

French cycling team chief Alain Deloeil called for checks at the Tour de France to ensure that racers are not cheating by using motors hidden in their bike frames.


Maria Parker plans on new world record

Maria Parker, a 46 year-old mother of four, will be testing her endurance and a new front-wheel-drive recumbent bicycle as she attempts to set the world record in the 12-hour unfaired recumbent bicycle event on October 10th. She undertook this cha...

Downing broke away from the chasing group on the final stage

Yorkshire rider Russell Downing won the Tour of Ireland after a scintillating display of classic cycling in the near monsoon conditions of Cork city.


Hundreds on Armstrong Tweet ride

About 300 people have joined an impromptu bike ride with cycling legend Lance Armstrong after he issued an open invitation on a Twitter post.

Alberto Contador celebrates his 2009 Tour de France victory

Alberto Contador earned his second Tour de France victory after seeing out the 21st and final stage, won in stunning style by Manxman Mark Cavendish.


Contador again showed why he is in pole position in this year's Tour

Spain's Alberto Contador moved a step closer to victory in the Tour de France after a gruelling 17th stage, from Bourg St Maurice to Le Grand Bornand.

Exciting Tour Stage, but Little Change

JULIET MACUR The New York Times 21.07.2009
Alberto Contador, right, retained the yellow jersey on Tuesday.

With five stages left in the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong acknowledged Tuesday that an eighth Tour title might be out of reach — until next year.


Astana rider Alberto Contador of Spain uses a whistle to jokingly push the press motorcycles away during a training session on a rest day of the 96th Tour de France cycling race, in Sion July 20, 2009.

Alberto Contador will be on his guard when the Tour de France resumes following a rest day with Tuesday's 16th stage taking riders on a 159-km trek in the Alps from Martigny to Bourg St Maurice.

Contador's win injects new life into the race for the yellow jersey

Spaniard Alberto Contador launched a major attack on the climb up to Verbier to win Stage 15 and put himself in pole position to win the Tour de France.


Mark Cavendish wins another stage, Lance Armstrong stays third

The British sprint specialist beats Thor Hushovd to earn his third stage victory in this year's Tour de France. Armstrong remains eight seconds off the overall lead.

Cycling’s Biggest Prize Is Eluding Evans Once Again

JULIET MACUR The New York Times 13.07.2009
Cadel Evans, one of the best road cyclists in the world, is a two-time Tour runner-up.

Not long after the compact and wiry Cadel Evans decided to attack during one of the mountain stages of the Tour de France last week, he was met with grimaces.


Bbox Bouygues Telecom Pierrick Fedrigo of France celebrates on the podium after winning the ninth stage of the 96th Tour de France cycling race between Saint Gaudens and Tarbes July 12, 2009.

Former French champion Pierrick Fedrigo won Sunday's 160-km ninth stage of the Tour de France as the main contenders kept out of the action before a first rest day in Limoges.

Fight for Team and Tour in the Mountains

JULIET MACUR The New York Times 10.07.2009
Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland, wearing the yellow jersey, and the pack of riders made their way through Stage 6. The Tour's first mountain stage is next.

After six days of riding over slick roads, through humid marshlands and into congested cities, the riders in the Tour de France are facing their biggest challenge yet: their first climb in the Pyrenees.


Superb Cavendish triumphs again

BBC Sport 06.07.2009
Cavendish celebrates his second successive Tour stage win

Mark Cavendish made history by winning the third stage of the 2009 Tour de France following a pulsating finish.

Tour Could Decide Success of Armstrong Comeback

JULIET MACUR The New York Times 30.06.2009
Lance Armstrong, left, captured the Nevada City Classic in June. He will begin his quest for his eighth victory in the Tour de France on Saturday.

After Lance Armstrong won the Nevada City Classic cycling race recently and rushed off without the trophy, race officials figured he would never have second thoughts about leaving it behind.


The many faces of Lance Armstrong

John Wilcockson, Richard Williams, Mike Grisenthwaite, Pierre Ballaster and David Millar guardian.co.uk 29.06.2009
The many faces of Lance Armstrong. Photograph: Robert Durell/AP

Whatever you think about him, he is the biggest story in sport this summer. OSM talks to Armstrong's friends, enemies and rivals about his controversial comeback

Bradley Wiggins currently rides for Team Garmin-Slipstream

British Cycling coach Shane Sutton says he expects four of Great Britain's leading riders to join Team Sky.



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