Cycle nerds, you can partake of the iconic bike race, celebrating its centenary this year, courtesy of Google. And you don't have to pedal, just scroll down the page as fast as your little fingers will take you!
Lied to by Lance Armstrong. Ditched by Nike. Thrown into "survivorship" mode. The resilient leader of an embattled foundation talks with Fast Company senior writer Ellen McGirt about moving past trouble.
Two positive drug tests for Tour de France winner Alberto Contador have raised new questions about doping in cycling, U.S. champion Lance Armstrong's own involvement, and how a scandal might affect his charity work. But the CEO of Armstrong's Livestrong insists the Contador news "isn't on my radar." Here's why.
While many of the bikes used in the Tour become available to consumers, you won't be able to buy the custom paint jobs: Lance Armstrong rode a flashy Livestrong yellow and black bike designed by Marc Newson, and a butterfly emblazoned one by Damien Hirst that literally has wings!
Cycling’s biggest event wraps up today, and whether or not controversial American favorite Lance Armstrong pulls off another title this year, it’s safe to call it a comeback. After returning from a nearly four year retirement to compete in this year’s contest, Armstrong has already made public his intention to ride again in 2010. The 37-year-old, seven-time champ has been criticized for being a bit of a playboy, a lover of the limelight, and even a cheater—a well-publicized doping scandal marred his final Tour de France win.
Every headline I’ve seen about the sport in the last two years has made some mention of the vast doping problem that’s driving the sport into the ground. Case in point: last Thursday’s front page of CNN.com, which reports that mustachioed cyclist Floyd Landis lost his final arbitration hearing over testing positive for synthetic testosterone during the 2006 Tour de France.
Just a few years ago, pro cycling was in its heyday. Lance Armstrong was a sports-journalism darling.