New book tells the story of the first encounter between Lance Armstrong and Greg LeMond and how it led to acrimony between the two.
Likely the most controversial figure in modern cycling, Lance Armstrong won seven editions of the Tour de France from 1999-2005 only to be stripped of the titles in 2012 for violating anti-doping rules during his record-breaking run.
Armstrong became a household name throughout the world among avid cyclists and casual fans alike for beating a stage-three case of testicular cancer in the late 1990s and then returning to the sport. Prior to his cancer diagnosis, Armstrong was an accomplished racer. He won world road championships in 1993 in Norway, as well as Clásica San Sebastián in 1995, and La Flèche Wallonne in 1996. Those results stand as the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) stripped him of results after 1998.
After making a comeback in 2009, racing for three more years, he was snared by an extensive USADA investigation, which resulted in a bombshell report known commonly as “The Reasoned Decision.” In January 2013, seven months after the report, Armstrong went on live TV with Oprah Winfrey and admitted to doping.
By settling the Federal lawsuit for a relative bargain, Pascal’s Wager was Armstrong’s safest bet.
Armstrong talks about the current state of pro cycling and how he feels it can be improved going forward.
It isn't easy to win Liège-Bastogne-Liège with a long solo breakaway. In fact, it hasn't happened in 10 years!
Armstrong settled with the Feds for $5 million... Did he win? We also discuss the tactics that played out at Liège-Bastogne-Liège
The Federal Government's $100 million fraud case against Lance Armstrong was likely doomed by a judge's decision in 2016.
Armstrong settles federal lawsuit for $5 million; will pay $1.65 million to cover Landis legal costs
Lance Armstrong agrees to $5 million settlement with US government
Flanders Classics organizers made waves in December when they announced that Lance Armstrong would be the keynote speaker at the Tour of
Lance Armstrong has always wielded power over the media — and that compels us to keep asking hard questions.
Lance Armstrong talks to The Outer Line about how pro cycling can grow and improve.