Lance Armstrong

US judge denies Armstrong request, federal whistleblower case headed to jury trial

A U.S. federal judge has denied a motion filed by Lance Armstrong’s legal team seeking to negate any damages suffered by former team sponsor U.S. Postal Service, meaning the False Claims Act (FCA) lawsuit may now proceed to a jury trial. The federal whistleblower lawsuit, first filed by former USPS teammate Floyd Landis in 2010 and …

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Hidden motor inventor says he received $2 million in 1998 for exclusivity deal

Speaking two days in advance of a 60 Minutes special on the use of technological fraud, or mechanical doping, in cycling, the inventor of the hidden motors has said such devices may have been in the pro peloton for almost 20 years. Istvan Varjas has told 60 Minutes that he designed a motor in 1998 …

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CyclingTips Podcast, Episode 17: David Walsh on Armstrong, Sky, Froome and the Wiggins TUEs

David Walsh is the chief sports writer at the Sunday Times and a journalist best known in cycling circles as the man who helped expose Lance Armstrong. Having viewed Armstrong’s 1999 Tour de France return with great scepticism, Walsh spent many years trying to show that the Texan had doped his way to what would …

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Hidden motor inventor says he sold prototype in 1998, and that a ‘big story’ is coming

Revealing that a major story is coming soon about hidden motors, the inventor of the mechanical devices, Istvan ‘Stefano’ Varjas has said that he sold one of the devices to an unnamed person in 1998 and then obeyed a exclusivity agreement for ten years. “It was the end of ‘98 and I had to stay …

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Four years after USADA’s Reasoned Decision, Bruyneel appeal to CAS underway in Switzerland

Four years — almost to the day — after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released its Reasoned Decision detailing evidence of doping activities of Lance Armstrong and the U.S. Postal Service Cycling team, Belgian Johan Bruyneel is facing an arbitration panel at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland, appealing a 10-year suspension handed to him by …

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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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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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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Pinot wins Tour de Romandie time trial, Quintana extends lead; Roson wins Tour of Turkey mountaintop finish, team retains lead; Groenewegen sprints to Tour de Yorkshire opener win; Orica-GreenEdge owner Gerry Ryan on Simon Yates’ positive test: ‘It’s never been through the due process’; British Cycling’s nightmare week continues as Simon …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Marcel Kittel takes record  fourth Scheldeprijs win; Stephen Cummings wins third stage of Tour of the Basque Country; Coquard and Vorobyev claim Sarthe stage wins; Benjamin Hill wins Tour of Thailand overall; With Roubaix record on the line, Boonen still convinced he can win; Tinkoff management look to secure new title sponsor …

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‘It was a colossal meltdown’: Armstrong shares views on doping, Travis Tygart, and today’s Tour de France

Speaking to a University of Colorado class in Boulder on Tuesday, Lance Armstrong fielded questions from students on several topics, including his decision to use performance-enhancing drugs, his 2009 comeback, and his perception of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which ultimately handed him a lifetime ban and stripped him of his seven Tour de France titles. …

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