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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...
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    Unless you've been riding in the woods with no cell service for the last few years, you've likely heard about CBD, a derivative of the marijuana plant that some claim has legitimate medical use without getting you high. Floyd Landis and his Floyd's of Leadville operation is among the leading...
  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. 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...
  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. General Cycling Discussion
    Former bike racer turned weed seller, Floyd Landis. In the truth is stranger than fiction department comes recent news that infamous pro cycling doper turned whistleblower Floyd Landis is getting into the weed business. According to a report on Cyclingnews, Landis has formed a company that will...
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    Yep, he'd do it all again... Disgraced former champion cyclist Lance Armstrong said he would take banned substances again if faced with the same circumstances that saw him start doping in 1995, according to an AFP wire story. In an interview with the BBC, the 43-year-old, who has been stripped...
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    See what new products, posts, and reviews moved the proverbial needle in 2014 1. $3,000 Endurance Bike Shootout 2014 Tops on the list for 2014 was our $3,000 endurance road bike shootout, which pitted relaxed geometry steeds from all the major manufacturers (seven in all). The test included...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    Could the use of performance enhancing drugs last far longer than originally suspected? The notion that athletes who serve bans for doping should be regarded as having paid their penance and allowed to return to their respective sport has taken a hit following the publication of new research...
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    Spinergy wheels, apparently too dangerous for the professional peloton. The U.C.I. has never been known as the most progressive of organizations. Cycling's world governing body often seems more interested in impeding progress than actually facilitating the advancement of the sport it rules. It...
  11. General Cycling Discussion
    Not to be outdone by Lance Armstrong, whose tongue-in-cheek flat tire fixing video swept across the internet last week, three-time Tour de France winner and longtime Armstrong critic Greg LeMond appears in his own take on the simplest of bike maintenance tasks. As you may recall, the two famous...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    In his first public interview since confessing his doping past to Oprah Winfrey, Lance Armstrong sat down for this candid interview with Outside Magazine. Topics on the table include his seven revoked Tour titles and how life has changed since his days as the world's most famous (and infamous)...
  13. General Cycling Discussion
    Home Mechanic: Lance says, check for glass and don't save the black thingy. It's not cool. In the truth-is-definitely-stranger-than-fiction department, deposed 7-time Tour de France winner* Lance Armstrong showed up on the interwebs this week in this sort-of-not-really-serious how-to video...
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    Will Lance get a chance to put on the race gear one more time? Disgraced former pro cyclist Lance Armstrong is reportedly open to the idea of a one-on-one multi-sport showdown against Australian triathlon star Chris McCormack, a two-time World Ironman champion. Armstrong had planned to start...
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    "I like to win. But more than anything I can't stand the idea of losing." That's the opening line in a trailer for a new documentary The Armstrong Lie from Sony Pictures. The two-hour film promises to go inside the depths of deceit that filmmakers call the greatest deception in sporting history...
  16. General Cycling Discussion
    Lance Armstrong's swimming career drowned before it ever got started. After initially entering a master level swimming event slated for this weekend in his hometown of Austin, Texas, the disgraced former seven-time Tour de France winner withdrew after the sport's international governing body...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
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    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...
  20. 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...
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