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The Armstrong Twitter Spat

I knew I’d be asked to comment on the Oprah/Lance Armstrong interview. When the producer of a radio program calls me they ask to hear about the infamous tweet Armstrong sent that ultimately got me fired from Versus. As you can see it’s a pretty innocuous tweet. I’m guessing I sent it out just as […]

The Oprah interview

Credits roll: “Oprah’s Next Chapter” Video montage of Lance Armstrong winning the Tour de France. Speaking over the video Winfrey describes Armstrong’s accomplishments in a serious tone: world champion, fighting cancer, returns from near death to professional cycling and winning seven straight Tours. Reminds the audience the hardships he endured coming from a single parent […]

The Levi Effect – a review

The Levi Leipheimer documentary, “The Levi Effect” is an interesting look at who is arguably one of America’s best stage racers. I use the word “arguably” as Leipheimer has admitted to performance enhancing drug use during his professional cycling career and in people’s minds that has tainted Leipheimer forever. For those who don’t know much […]

The USADA Report – Part 1

Below is in full the USADA letter. This is the opening salvo of what is to come later today. After reading it, it’s my understanding that the active riders who gave testimony to USADA and admitted their role in doping will receive some kind of sanction. I don’t think it will be two years, but […]

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 […]