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Trial Implications For Lance Armstrong

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A date has been set for the case that has been made against Armstrong by his former teammate who has launched the complaint on behalf of US Postal Service.


The lawsuit is for a hundred million dollars after the initial action was not stopped in February earlier by the legal team that represents Lance Armstrong. The start of the trial would be November 6th and the venue would be Washington DC. The case has been brought on by Floyd Landis, who was his former teammate along with the US Justice Department. The accusations are that of defrauding the country’s government as they had funded the team and Armstrong, being unaware that Armstrong had taken performance enhancing drugs. Armstrong has, much to his credit, the noteworthy successes being able to master seven consecutive wins in Tour de France between the years 1999 and 2005. (more…)

SECRET MOTOR CHEATING: TEAM SKY, LANCE ARMSTRONG DENIES INVOLVEMENT

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Team Sky and Lance Armstrong in new reports, have come out to deny and wash their hands clean of any involvement in the use of secret motors in bicycles to cheat during races.


The television report made by CBS television said that Team Sky, the team which has produced four out of the past five champions of the Tour de France competition denied the use of such motors in their bicycles.

The possibility of motorized cheating in pro cycling was examined on the show “60 Minutes” where Greg LeMond, a three time winner of the Tour de France was present.

LeMond admitted that such cheating exists in the sports as not everyone can be good in a sporting event.

“I know the motor is still in the sport. There are always a few bad apples because it’s a lot of money,” LeMond said.

In the years 2013, 2015 and 2016, the Tour de France crown was won by Chris Froome, a Brit who was riding for the Team Sky. Due to his times in the difficult climbing stages, he was also named the King of the Mountains in 2015. (more…)

ARMSTRONG COMMENTS ON THE USE OF MOTORIZED BIKES

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In a comprehensive interview on Irish Radio, disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong waved off a question about the use of a motor in his bike.


When asked if he had used a motor in his bike at any point during his career to win the tour de France, Armstrong laughed off the question saying that when he was active, no one in the sport had knowledge that such bikes even existed.

In the tense interview, the former Texan cyclist went to great depths to talk about his time on the track, and commented on several topics from, Paul Kimmage to Greg Lemong and one of the most controversial issues; the use of motors.

Armstrong was asked if renowned doping doctor Michael Ferrari had ever offered him a motorize bike to give him an edge but the Texan replied in the negative. “Absolutely not,” he said.

Following that, he was asked if using a motor in a bike is something he would have considered during his career.

“Of course not,” he replied. (more…)

Kittel Looking Fine For Scheldeprijs

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German sprint great Kittel (Marcel) is all geared up to come up with a good fight & defend the title at the Scheldeprijs race this week. His participation in the upcoming race would mark his long-awaited return in the pro cycling field post his illness.

Maecel has been absent from the competition for more than a month now. He last raced at the Qatar Tour in the month of February. His team Giant-Alpecin informed that the German rider is down with a virus attack.

“I do not know about the exact type of virus & honestly I do not feel that our doctor too knew about it but it came with a fever & he was very sick for few days”, stated Rudi Kemna, the head coach from Marcel’s team.

“Post the race, Marcel had a bad feeling with his body & power”, added the coach. “We did not want Marcel to get back too fast. It is better to come when you can actually feel good & it is looking good now.”

The renowned Flanders classic is one of the most coveted races for the sprinters such as 3-time champ Mark Cavendish, Marcel Kittel, Alexander Kristoff and Andre Greipel. Ironically, the Etixx-QuickStep rider Cavendish has not been included on the start-list of riders for this race. (more…)

Armstrong Seeks Apology From Chris Froome & Sir Wiggins

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Lance Armstrong has sought apology from Chris Froome & Sir Wiggins for putting the Tour France champs through disgraceful doping questions. The disgraced American cyclist remarked that he actually “felt bad” given that Froome & Wiggins were kind of forced to sit through incessant questions regarding their 2013 & 2012 successes.

In one of his latest interview sessions with BBC, Lance stated that he felt really bad for Sir Bradley, who triumphed the 2012 Tour France, just prior to USDA’s exhaustive report highlighting Armstrong’s doping issues.

“I am really sorry & I do agree that given the very timing of the incidents, I am the who is responsible”, Armstrong was quoted in his BBC interview. USADA’s decision (reasoned) came out just after 2012 Tour France and hence it’s natural to have several questions in 2013- the very year where Chris Froome stunned everybody with his exceptional performance. (more…)