Frank Schleck B-Sample Positive for Diuretic

Frank Schleck faces a possible two-year ban from cycling after his B-sample tested positive for the diuretic Xipamide today.  UCI confirmed the positive result and has requested disciplinary action. Schleck  has protested his innocence and according to one source even suggested that he may have been “poisoned.”  The Inner Ring has […]

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Lance Armstrong Strong-Arming Congress?

According to both the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, Lance Armstrong’s charitable foundation sent lobbyists to Congress to discuss USADA’s government funding.  Two-thirds of USADA’s annual budget is funded by the U.S. government.  The Post article describes a discussion mainly about raising cancer awareness, with Armstrong’s USADA charges […]

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Unpaid RadioShack Nissan Trek Riders Identified

The unpaid riders on RadioShack Nissan Trek, previously anonymous, aren’t domestiques doing the grunt work of shepherding their stars safely through mountain passes and sprint finishes.  It’s the stars: according to Süddeutsche.de, Fabian Cancellara and Frank and Andy Schleck, have been going unpaid or irregularly paid at best.  One rider may have already […]

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U.S. Anti-Doping Agency Hands Down Lifetime Bans

In a press release yesterday, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) gave lifetime bands to three of the conspirators named with in the former U.S. Postal Service doping conspiracy last  month.  Dr. Michele Ferrari, Dr. Luis Garcia del Moral and Jose “Pepe” Martí all received lifetime bans.  Based 0n the timeline in […]

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Doping in Sport is Wrong on More than One Count

There were hints of this in other news outlets today, and the internet was rife with denials and “no comments.”  It’s reported that George Hincapie, Lance Armstrong’s right-hand man through all of his Tour de France triumphs, will testify against his former team leader the the U.S. Anti-Doping Association’s case […]

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