Topic: Greg LeMond
Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles by the USADA, and in a subsequent television interview with Oprah Winfrey the American admitted he had taken performance-enhancing drugs before each of his tour victories.
The cyclist – a breathtaking seven-time winner of the prestigious Tour de France – will be stripped of all his titles, medals, and earnings from races, after deciding to stop fighting allegations of illegal doping.
Andy Schleck, the runner-up from the past two years, is leading the overall standings. But Australian Cadel Evans could overtake him before Sunday's finale in Paris.
07/23/2011 11:13 am
After a lackluster 2009 edition, this year's Tour de France was filled with action, from the cementing of Contador and Schleck's rivalry to Armstrong's bumpy exit from the sport he dominated in unprecedented fashion.
07/26/2010 09:58 am
French cycling has taken a hit from rising costs and competition from sports such as basketball. A Frenchman has not won the Tour de France in more than two decades.
07/15/2010 11:54 am
The obvious pick for the 2010 Tour de France winner is last year's victor Alberto Contador. But youngster Andy Schleck, a consummate climber, could do well on this year's especially hilly course.
07/08/2010 06:47 pm