In an effort to clear his name cyclist Lance Armstrong, implicated in a complex doping ring in a report by the United States Anti-Doping Agency, may take a lie detector test, said his lawyer. His lawyer also said he would like Armstrong's former teammates, who testified against him, to take the test as well.
Garmin-Cervélo, a US squad seeking to transform cycling with a zero-tolerance policy on doping, defied skeptics with an impressive performance in the Alps – including today's Alpe d'Huez climb.
The French Alps have always been the holy grail of cycling. But this year the quest is even tougher: Tour de France cyclists will set a new record for the highest finish.
In the post-Lance Armstrong era, Team Garmin-Cervélo is proving it's possible to win clean. Since the squad pioneered a rigorous internal drug-testing system in 2007, not a single rider has tested positive.
Italian Alessandro Petacchi won the Tour de France Stage 4 today, his second win of the race. Racers used the smooth roads to recover from a grueling Stage 3 that saw Lance Armstrong fall to 18th place.
Even as doping scandals plague the race, three teams that disavow drugs are making a strong showing.
The Scottish rider, once banned from the sport for two years for doping, now competes with a team pioneering a new drug-testing model.