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  • French anti-doping chief wants to give Armstrong's 'B' samples to U.S. investigators

     
    The man in charge of France's anti-doping agency said Thursday he is ready and willing to work with U.S. federal investigators looking into charges that there was systematic doping among professional cyclists, including seven-time Tour de France...
  • Director Gibney talks politics, corruption and “Casino Jack” — the Abramoff documentary on DVD today

     
    Documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney looks at polls predicting a conservative tidal wave in this fall’s congressional elections and shakes his head. “I’m not a Pollyanna about this,” he says. “But the conservative line has been,...
  • Schleck says he still has card to play as Contador nears Tour de France victory

     
    Andy Schleck says he still has a card up his sleeve, but the reality is it will take a miracle for him to win the 2010 Tour de France. Overall leader and two-time winner Alberto Contador of Spain still holds an 8-second advantage over Schleck heading into...
  • Contador wraps up 3rd Tour de France title (updated story with videos)

     
    Alberto Contador rode triumphantly into Paris on Sunday to wrap up his third Tour de France title, Mark Cavendish won his fifth stage of the 2010 race and Alessandro Petacchi held on to win the green jersey of the top sprinter in the only major...
  • POLL: Armstrong team forced to take off jerseys honoring cancer patients. What do you think?

     
    Tour de France officials delayed the start of Sunday's final stage and forced Lance Armstrong and his RadioShack team to change the unofficial jerseys they were wearing honoring cancer patients. The jerseys had the number “28″ on the back to...
  • Contador coasts to third Tour de France title

     
    PARIS -- Spaniard Alberto Contador claimed his third Tour de France title after finishing safely in the bunch in the final stage won by Briton Mark Cavendish on Sunday.Contador, winner in 2007 and 2009, beat Luxembourg's Andy Schleck by 39 seconds.Russian...
  • Tour de France: Lance Armstrong finishes, Greg LeMond surprised

     
    It was fitting that even though Lance Armstrong was not in contention for any individual prizes Sunday when the Tour de France ended in Paris, he still was big news. Armstrong and his RadioShack teammates came to the start line......
  • Tour de France TV numbers tumbled after Armstrong did the same

     
    Lance Armstrong may not have fared very well in the recently completed Tour de France but he did prove he's still a big drawing card when it comes to television viewers. According to Nielsen ratings numbers, an average of 456,000 viewers watched the 21...
  • Tour de France winner Contador will leave Astana team

     
    Alberto Contador, fresh off his 2010 Tour de France victory, will be looking for a new team next season. The Spanish rider, who wrapped up his second consecutive Tour title and third in four years on Sunday, announced in Madrid he had rejected a...
  • Tour de France winner Contador will race for Saxo Bank

     
    Three-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador will ride for the Saxo Bank team next season. The two-time defending champion, who last week said he would leave the Astana team, confirmed the move to Saxo Bank-SunGard on his website. Saxo Bank...
  • Major pro cycling event returns to Colorado with Armstrong’s help

     
     With planning help from Lance Armstrong, Colorado will host a major international pro-cycling stage race next year. The race will be called the Quiznos Pro Challenge and will be held Aug. 22-28, 2011. The exact route hasn't been mapped out yet but...
  • Doping investigation threatens Lance Armstrong’s cancer-research foundation

     
    The federal investigation into drug use in professional cycling could end harming Lance Armstrong's Livestrong cancer foundation if the seven-time Tour de France winner is dragged further into the scandal. Donations to Armstrong's foundation in particular...