Lance Armstrong: Will He Come Clean?

On Friday night, the word came down.  The New York Times reported that Lance Armstrong was mulling whether he should confess to doping.   The redoubtable Juliet Macur cited unnamed sources who said that Lance had reached out to USADA’s Travis Tygart about the possibility of a complete confession. Part of Armstrong’s […]

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Lance Armstrong: Reasoned Decision

The naughty details are finally out.  You can read all the affidavits, supporting documents and USADA’s logic for charging Lance Armstrong – among others – with systematic doping.  Having devoured Tyler Hamilton’s book The Secret Race, I had an inkling of what was to come.  While each rider has a […]

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Travis Tygart Interviewed on Lance Armstrong and Doping

Dutch cycling commentator José Been has translated an exclusive interview that USADA head Travis Tygart gave to French sports newspaper L’Equipe.  Among the more amazing highlights: Tygart received death threats after USADA charged Lance Armstrong with doping. USADA received no information  from the FDA following its investigation of Armstrong and […]

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Califon Overdistance Ride

On Wednesday I payed hooky and went for an overdistance ride on the new bike.  Serendipitously, I found a used 58 cm Scott.  With a compact crank, aluminum frame and carbon fork, it’s not fancy by any hardcore rider’s standard.  But for me, it’s a big change. My antique, triple chainring […]

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RadioShack Nissan Trek Owner Carrying Debt

After an audit, PriceWaterhouseCoopers reports that RadioShack Nissan Trek’s owner is laden with debt.  Tageblatt.lu reported today that one of Flavio Becca’s business interests is carrying  € 508 million – over US $617 million – of mortgage debt. The debt-laden company is called the OLOS Fund.  It was incorporated in […]

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