Must Reads: Armstrong and Ferrari; offensive handbag and Versus’ future
AP: Armstrong and Ferrari maintained ties The AP cites a ‘high-ranking Italian law enforcement official’ as saying Lance Armstrong has continued to meet with banned physician Michele Ferrari, including as recently as last year. Armstrong has said he severed formal ties with Ferrari in 2004. According to the Gazetta…
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AP: Armstrong and Ferrari maintained ties
The AP cites a ‘high-ranking Italian law enforcement official’ as saying Lance Armstrong has continued to meet with banned physician Michele Ferrari, including as recently as last year. Armstrong has said he severed formal ties with Ferrari in 2004. According to the Gazetta della Sport, Ferrari and his clients are the centerpiece of yesterday’s raids in Italy. The AP did not say if the Armstrong information was tied to the raids in any way.
NYPost: Cyclist charged cited for carrying a handbag
A New York City police crackdown on scofflaw cyclists continues. The Post says Claire Lecomte du Nouy, 38, was stopped by an officer and issued a ticket because she had a handbag looped over her handlebars. The ticket listed her offense as “carry articles on bicycle.” Lecomte du Nouy told the Post that she has not been able to find any evidence that the city has a law against carrying articles on bicycles and she intends to fight the charge in court.
Wall Street Journal: Comcast has big plans for Versus
The Journal reports that NBCUniversal’s new CEO, Steve Burke, is aggresively going after sports broadcast deals that would involve sporting events that can be split over the company’s cable channels (such as Versus) and its broadcast channels. In particular, Burke is looking to make new deals with the National Hockey League, the International Olympic Committee and college football as it looks to challenge ESPN.
Sydney Morning Herald: GreenEDGE waiting on Lloyd
New Ozzie powerhouse team GreenEDGE is taking its time on courting Matt Lloyd following his surprise departure from Omega Pharma-Lotto Thursday. Speaking to Rupert Guinness at the Sydney Morning Herald, team manager Shane Bannan said he had dinner with the best climber from the 2010 Giro d’Italia, but refused to confirm if he’s interested in the rider: “He has been struggling with the rehabilitation and length of time. He has been out of competition since September last year. I would imagine it plays on your mind,” Bannan said.