Tour de France
Dallas-based SCA Promotions sued Lance Armstrong to get its money back after Armstrong’s cheating was exposed by a report from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and a televised confession interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The 101st running of the Tour de France began Saturday, July 5th and will run through Sunday, July 27th. In total, the finishing teams/riders will have traveled 2,276.7 miles (3,664 kilometers) on their way to a chance at victory.
The riders raced on the Champs-Elysees as the sun cast golden hues over the peloton and shadows lengthened over the dense, cheering crowds.
Froome has dominated rivals over three weeks on the road and coolly adroitly dealt with doping suspicions off it.
Chris Froome retained his big race lead Saturday to all but ensure he will become Britain’s second consecutive Tour de France champion.
Froome attacked about two-thirds of the way up the mammoth 13-mile Ventoux and his brutal acceleration was too much.
Froome, the Tour favorite, lost more than one minute to Contador, the two-time former champion.
Irishman Dan Martin beat Denmark’s Jakob Fuglsang at the line to win Sunday’s ninth stage of the Tour de France.
Chris Froome used the first tough mountain stage to take command of the Tour de France on Saturday.
Bakelants pulled away close to the finish line to win Sunday’s second stage of the Tour de France and take the race leader’s yellow jersey.
Armstrong told Le Monde he still considers himself the record-holder for Tour victories, even though all seven of his titles were stripped from him last year for doping.
Nike, which helped build Lance Armstrong’s Livestrong cancer charity into a global brand and introduced its familiar yellow wristband, is cutting ties with the foundation in the latest fallout from the former cyclist’s doping scandal.
“If he really loves his sport and wants to regain at least some credibility,” said Thomas Bach, “then he should tell the whole truth and cooperate with the relevant sports bodies.”
Disgraced Tour de France cyclist and former Olympian Lance Armstrong has come clean, finally admitting what he’s been vehemently and angrily denying for 13 years.
It’s amazing and disturbing to observe what lengths some individuals go to win at all costs. To cheat. To hurt others. To bully. To cover up. To lie.