The International Cycling Union stripped Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France titles – the result of a sport trying to clean up its act after years of doping scandals. The cleanup should be commended.
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.
Michael Phelps is in China this week, competing at the world swimming championships. The first individual event for Michael Phelps will be the 200-meter freestyle race Tuesday night.
Cadel Evans's victory marks the first time an Australian has won the Tour. Until now, Evans, a runner-up in 2007 and 2008, was known as one of the Tour's prickliest riders.
Two-time defending champion Alberto Contador is once again the favorite as the Tour de France heads into the Pyrénéan climbs this week and next week’s Alpine stages.