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Should We Still Be Listening to Lance Armstrong?

(0) Comments | Posted January 31, 2013 | 6:13 AM

In his first interview since admitting to doping throughout his career on Oprah, disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong came out fighting in a exclusive conversation with our sister site Cyclingnews.com. The former seven-time Tour de France winner calls UCI president Pat McQuaid "pathetic", and confirms that he believes he...

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Lance and Oprah: Can Cycling Hope to Benefit?

(3) Comments | Posted January 17, 2013 | 7:25 AM

Later on today (or, rather, in the early hours of tomorrow UK time) we will finally get to hear what Lance Armstrong had to say to Oprah Winfrey in the most hyped interview in cycling's history.

Snippets of information so far released confirm that the Texan will confess to...

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Does Cycling Need Reinventing, and in Whose Interest is a World Series?

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2012 | 12:20 PM

With the news this week that Jonathan Price's Gifted Group, backed by Omega Pharma-QuickStep owner Zdenek Bakala, have been given a memorandum of understanding to work with the UCI on "the development of the professional road cycling calendar" alarm bells have been ringing throughout the sport.

"We're...

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Riding in the Dark: How Can Women's Cycling Get the Profile It Deserves?

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2012 | 11:00 AM

After Marianne Vos and Lizzie Armitsteadt's exciting rerun of their epic Olympic road race showdown on the boards of the Manchester Velodrome last week (highlights of which are on ITV4), women's cycling is again enjoying a high profile in the UK.

Add in Sarah Storey's nomination for BBC Sports...

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Can Sky Do the Tour/Giro Double Next Season?

(1) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 7:00 PM

While Bradley Wiggins sits at home convalescing after his recent road accident, and no doubt putting in the hours on the turbo trainer despite his broken rib and dislocated finger, the management at Team Sky are already turning their attention away from their recent staff clear-out and towards the 2013...

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Skyfall: Is Team Sky's Zero-tolerance Stance on Doping Doing More Harm Than Good?

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2012 | 3:45 PM

It's a question Daniel Friebe asks in the latest addition of Cycling News HD, and it is starting to look like it might be. Admirable though the team's sentiments undoubtedly are, they are losing experienced staff such as Bobby Julich and Steven De Jong - who have brought...

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Where Now For Lance Armstrong and Friends?

(0) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 12:44 PM

A week on from the publication of USADA's reasoned decision and supporting evidence for imposing a lifetime ban on Lance Armstrong and removing his seven Tour de France wins from the record books, things are not getting any easier for the Texan. After initially supporting the cyclist, sports giant Nike...

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Glorious Conclusion to Gilbert's Troubled Season

(0) Comments | Posted September 26, 2012 | 11:56 AM

Philippe Gilbert is a worthy world champion. Ask around the peloton and the team cars and everyone will tell you the same thing. Not just for the way he won this race, impressive though that was, but for the way he has built an entire career towards this moment. From...

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Cycling World Championships: Big Weekend for France and Italy

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2012 | 8:00 PM

There was a time when the World Championship road race wasn't really the World Championships at all. It was a three-way shoot-'em-up between Belgium, Italy and France, with other nations playing the role of walk-on cannon fodder. The first staging was in Nürenberg in 1927. Not until after the War...

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Vuelta a España: Can Froome Stop Contador?

(1) Comments | Posted August 16, 2012 | 8:00 PM

Somewhat overshadowed by the end of the Olympics, the best Grand Tour racer of his generation returned to the professional peloton last week. And now Alberto Contador has his sights set on winning the third Grand Tour of the season, the Vuelta a España, that starts this weekend. Team Sky...

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Arise Sir Wiggo!

(1) Comments | Posted August 2, 2012 | 10:59 AM

With his win in the Men's Time Trial event at the London Olympics on Wednesday, Bradley Wiggins became Great Britain's most decorated Olympian of all time. That might be enough on its own to earn the man with the most famous sideburns in Britain a date with Her Majesty's sword,...

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