Must Reads: Expert predicts Livestrong donation decline, Sir Hoy ready to turn up the burner, & more
Expert predicts Livestrong donation decline, Sir Hoy ready to turn up the burner, & more
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Bloomberg video: Armstrong doping allegations could cost Livetrong $10m
The Telegraph: Millar: Armstrong question is suffocating the sport
Lauching a new autobiography, the Garmin-Cervelo rider notes that police investigations, not sport controls, have been the most effective at rooting out doping in cycling. “Look at the facts. My own doping was uncovered by a French police investigation into my team, Cofidis. Operation Puerto was a massive undercover operation by the Spanish Police … The Festina Drug ring was unmasked in 1998 by vigilant customs officers making a drug bust and now the investigation into US Postal and Lance is being headed up by the FDA. Millar said he never saw Armstrong dope. “If he did dope, after all he has said and done, it would be unforgivable. … But I have always thought that he could have done more against doping. He was in a position to make a difference and to help his sport but I never saw any evidence of that.”
Philly.com: Brian Walton remembers epic CoreStates in Philly
Retired Canadian cyclist Brian Walton recalls the 1995 CoreStates USPRO championships in Philadelphia, when he helped chase down Lance Armstrong so Walton’s teammate Norm Alvis could win. “We took on Lance and roughed him up,” said Walton, an East Norriton (Pennsylvania) resident who is co-owner of the Cadence Cycling and Multisport Center in Manayunk. “It took two of us to take care of him, but not many can say that.”
Edinburgh Evening News: Sir Chris Hoy ready to ramp it up for final Olympics
His hometown paper says Hoy is in danger of not making the Olympic team, after he was beaten by compatriot Jason Kenny in the individual sprint at the world championships. But Hoy says it’s impossible to stay in top form for four years between Olympics. “It’s very hard to do that four years in a row. I think you can keep it simmering and keep it on the boil for two and a half or three years and then you can ramp it up towards the end and that’s what I plan to do,” he said.