Vanity Fair's Lance Armstrong Scoop Killed By News Cycle, Forced To Web-Only

10/12/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Wired managed to keep Google's (GOOG) secret for weeks before its new Chrome browser was announced, and left those in the trade press wondering how a slow-moving monthly magazine could (almost) break some tech news.

Conde Nast corporate cousin Vanity Fair wasn't so lucky with its would-be scoop on Lance Armstrong returning to professional cycling. The magazine had hoped to protect the scoop for its November issue, which hits the streets in New York and L.A. Oct. 1. But after news leaked out in cycling magazine VeloNews on Monday, Vanity Fair quickly posted the interview online and now it's off the lineup for the print edition.

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