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Lance Armstrong

The ’98 Worlds Valkenburg Team – Where Are They Now?

Journalist David Walsh reported in The Sunday Times that Lance Armstrong’s ex-wife Kristin knew, and provided performance enhancing drugs to members of the US Postal team. According to Walsh, a rider states that Kristin Armstrong, at the 1998 world championship in Valkenburg, handed out cortisone pills, wrapped in tin foil, to the riders on the […]

Cycling broadcasts on the web

Not to sound like a grumpy old man, but back in the day if you wanted to watch Tour de France coverage you waited until the weekend for Wide World of Sports updates. Now we watch many European races and all the major domestic cycling races live on the web. Cycling broadcasts have expanded from […]

The Armstrong Myth

With every press release and every rumor I hear it is becoming obvious that the public is going to have to re-evaluate their heroes. In his well known book, “The Hero with a Thousand Faces” Joseph Campbell lays out the stages for transformation into a hero. It starts with a the hero in the ordinary […]

Media Omerta

Lately I’ve been feeling a little optimistic in regards to professional cycling. We had disgraced Tour de France rider Lance Armstrong decide not to fight USADA’s charges against him, forfeiting his titles. With him capitulating we were spared the months of legal wrangling and public relations bullshit that was bound to happen. We had Tyler […]

Beware marketing driven advancements

Aerodynamic design has hit the forefront this season with the marketing folks. Sure, some bike companies have been ahead of the curve, aerodynamically speaking, such as Cervelo, Blue, and Kestral to name a few. Recently the Big Dogs in the bike industry, Specialized and Trek, have weighed in with aero-road bikes. I’m all for it […]

USADA’s unknown ten list gets smaller?

USA Cycling announced in a press release that George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde and David Zabriskie individually asked to be taken out of the Olympic selection pool. Looking at the list of names one commonality sticks out: they were all members of the US Postal team. USADA’s charging letter to Armstrong states they […]