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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    Varying from their auntie's sweets to having a conjoined twin, our friend's at the Global Cycling Network have compiled their list of the worst seven doping excuses we've heard from professional cyclists over the years. These were all real excuses used by the pros for failing a drugs test...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    Controversy surrounding Tour de France champion Chris Froome's Team Sky has brought renewed questions about the use of TUEs in sport. Editors' Note: This post was written by The Outer Line's Steve Maxwell and Joe Harris, and is being republished with their permission. You can find the original...
  3. General Cycling Discussion
    Love or loathe him, Lance Armstrong still has a keen understanding of the business of bike racing. Editors' Note: This interview was conducted by The Outer Line's Steve Maxwell and Joe Harris, and is being republished with their permission. You can see the original post here. Before delving...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    As we push headlong into 2018, it's fun to look back on the year that was. Top storylines in the world of road cycling ran the gamut from the rapid emergence of disc brake-equipped bikes, to wider adoption of tubeless tires, to refinements in electronic shifting and the unveiling of ride...
  5. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    Editor's Note: This book excerpt is used with permission of VeloPress from Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports by Mark Johnson. In Spitting in the Soup, Johnson explores how the deals made behind closed doors keep drugs in sports. Johnson unwinds the doping culture...
  6. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    Editor's Note: This book excerpt is used with permission of VeloPress from Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports by Mark Johnson. In Spitting in the Soup, Johnson explores how the deals made behind closed doors keep drugs in sports. Johnson unwinds the doping culture...
  7. General Cycling Discussion
    [youtube width="600" height="361"]httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlxnnXwo5AA Lance Armstrong recently admitted to doping on Oprah, but according to USADA CEO Travis Tygart he's still not telling the truth on many key issues. On last night's episode of 60 Minutes, Tygart sat down with Scott...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    Lance Armstrong admitted to doping during an interview with Oprah Winfrey last night. During a quick fire line of questioning to open up the interview, Armstrong answered "Yes" to using banned substances, EPO, blood doping, testosterone, cortisone, and human growth hormones during all seven of...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    UPDATE 1/14/13: Lance Armstrong has confessed to doping. Anonymous sources close to the situation have told news outlets that Lance Armstrong has come clean and confessed to doping during his interview with Oprah. The interview was filmed over 2 and a half hours in a hotel in Austin, Texas on...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    The Lance Armstrong saga continues to drag itself out. The 41-year-old disgraced cyclist is scheduled to appear on Oprah's Next Chapter on January 17th. The interview will take place at Armstrong's Austin home and will be the first "no-holds-barred interview" since Armstrong was stripped of his...
  11. General Cycling Discussion
    Lance Armstrong will not be competing at the Ironman championship in Kailua-Kona this October. He won't be competing at Ironman France on June 24 either for that matter. It was reported Wednesday the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has brought doping charges against the seven-time Tour de France winner...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    Colorado Springs, Colo. - In light of the recent allegations by Mr. Landis, USA Cycling would like to reiterate its zero tolerance policy for doping in sport. As the official governing body for all American cycling, USA Cycling supports all efforts and agencies in preventing doping within...
  13. General Cycling Discussion
    Yet another rider in this years Tour de France has tested positive and has been disqualified! Saunier Duval was notified just before the start of today's stage that their GC leader Ricardo Ricco, had tested positive for EPO. The team took immediate action and voluntarily withdrew themselves from...
  14. General Cycling Discussion
    The French Anti-Doping Agency has informed Barloworld this morning that one of their riders has tested positive for rEPO. Barloworld's Moisés Dueñas is the second rider to be pulled from this years Tour de France following a positive test result. Dueñas urine sample from Stage 4 has come back...
  15. General Cycling Discussion
    French sports daily L'Equipe has reported on its Web site that Liquigas rider Manuel Beltran has tested positive for the drug EPO. According to an unnamed anti-doping official, the test result came after stage 1 of the tour. Beltran finished stage 1 in 25th place before being one of several...
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