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CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 11: Floyd Landis interview, Part 2 (with Dave Zabriskie)

Floyd Landis is back. After several years spent in a state of self-imposed exile, the first rider to be stripped of a Tour de France title for doping, has reemerged. And this time around, he’s selling marijuana. In Part 1 of our podcast interview with Landis, he discussed his new business, Floyd’s of Leadville, and the many …

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Book excerpt from Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports

Republished with permission of VeloPress from Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports by Mark Johnson. Read more about sports doping at www.spittinginthesoup.com. CHAPTER 20: MORAL DRIFT AND THE AMERICAN WAY The morality parable of dope-free sheep and drug-fiend wolves satisfies our innate need for order. Sorting the world into good and …

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CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 10: Floyd Landis interview, Part 1

After several years spent in a state of self-imposed exile, American Floyd Landis, the first rider to be stripped of a Tour de France title for doping, has reemerged. And this time around, he’s selling drugs. Well, one drug, actually — tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects. Yes, Landis — born …

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FireRoadies! WorldTour riders get wake-up call at Leadville 100 MTB Race

An orange glow from the rising sun lit the sky and awoke the locals of the old mining town of Leadville, as the frosted breath of thousands of cyclists filled the air. As the temperature crept near the 40-degree mark and the bright red start-line clock counted down the minutes to the start of the …

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Analysis: What can pro cycling learn from the IOC’s handling of whistleblowers?

Cycling is a simple sport, at least to the untrained eye. Though for those who follow it closely — fans, journalists, the cycling industry — it is a multifaceted behemoth with storylines and details that extend way beyond the basic business of racing bicycles. These days this is true to such an extent that many of us …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Controversy in US Olympic selection as Armstrong makes women’s team while national champion is left off; Phinney, Guarnier headline 2016 US Olympic team; British Cycling announces Olympic team; How a “crushed” Howes missed the U.S. Olympic team; Books, training and quiet in the middle of nowhere: How Marianne Vos prepares …

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Why whistleblowers are crucial for cycling and other sports: part 1

A year ago, the notion of Russia potentially being out of the 2016 Olympics would have seemed unimaginable to many. It’s one of the most powerful nations on earth, took 24 gold medals and 81 medals in total at the last Summer Games, and was then regarded as one of the top contenders for Rio …

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Andreu: Uncovering the truth about the hospital room is crucial

Reacting to the news that the US government has subpoenaed the Indiana University School of Medicine, seeking to compel it to provide records of Lance Armstrong’s treatments, Betsy Andreu has said that determining the truth about the Texan’s alleged hospital room admission is of fundamental importance. “It is the crux of everything,” Andreu, a former …

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Armstrong associates Stapleton and Knaggs try to negotiate settlement in Department of Justice legal case

Two of those fighting their corner in the combined Department of Justice/ Floyd Landis case against Lance Armstrong and his former associates have sought to bring their involvement to an end by offering payoffs to the United States government and Landis’ lawyer. USA Today has today reported that Armstrong’s longtime agent Bill Stapleton and the …

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Armstrong Qui Tam case: Landis and US Government granted permission to seek documents from UCI

Lance Armstrong’s attempt to defend himself from a multi-million dollar Qui Tam whistleblower lawsuit has become a more difficult task after the judge overseeing the case granted a motion to allow evidence gathered overseas to be used in the case. On September 12 the rider’s former team-mate Floyd Landis sought what was termed a ‘Letter …

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