Thomas Voeckler knows how to get the maximum out of himself at the Tour de France. He's out of contention for another stint in the yellow jersey or a top four overall finish in the race like he achieved in 2011 but on the day to Bellegarde-sur-Valserine he did enough to earn three appearances on the podium.
Lawyers for retired cycling champ Lance Armstrong on Tuesday refiled a lawsuit in a bid to stop the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) from proceeding with a case charging him with using drugs during the years he won the Tour de France.
Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Boulder-based Team Garmin-Sharp, vehemently denied Thursday a report in a Dutch newspaper that he, along with team cyclists David Zabriskie and Christian Vande Velde, received reduced suspensions after admitting to doping in return for testimony against seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong.
Armstrong filed a lawsuit aimed at preventing the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency from moving ahead with charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his long career.
Armstrong filed a lawsuit Monday aimed at preventing the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency from moving ahead with charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs throughout much of his long career.
Three years after surviving an horrific accident, German cyclist Kristina Vogel will arrive at the Olympics as the world team sprint champion and record holder.
Bradley Wiggins is getting used to the podium. He's collected three yellow jerseys now but in Besançon he picked up his first stage win in the Tour de France and increased his lead by a significant margin. Afterwards he was clearly chuffed that all his teams plans are coming to fruition.
Champion System General Manager Ed Beamon said the 201 kilometer race was a deceptively difficult stage with an early category three climb, a "hors categorie" climb that reached upwards of 3,700 meters, followed by a long, 129 km descent to the finish in Zhangye.
And that's what has happened in the 99th edition of the Tour. Seven days into the race, it is shaping up as the most dangerous in decades, with 20 riders pulling out of the three-week event following crashes.
The Canadian had been tipped as a contender for the yellow jersey, but sustained what his Garmin-Sharp team described as "a massive haematoma on his left hip and leg" on stage six and opted out of the race ahead of the 199-kilometre route from Tomblaine to La Planche des Belles Filles.