Posts in category "Tour de France"

Lance Armstrong and Travis Tygart: Capone and Ness redux

It’s hard to believe that the two most pressing issues 60 Minutes could delve into last night involved speculation that Hillary Clinton would run for president in 2016 and a rebuttal to the Oprah Winfrey interview with Lance Armstrong… In case you missed the second segment, Travis Tygart of the United States Anti Doping Agency... Read more »

Lance and Oprah: What's next for Armstrong?

Lance and Oprah: What's next for Armstrong?
Chapeau Ms. Winfrey! For non-cycling fans, that’s parlance for “tip of the hat” for an extraordinary effort.  Oprah succeeded in extracting more truthfulness and humanity from Lance Armstrong than any interrogator that has ever come before her. Unlike the talking heads and media pundits who feel it is their duty to dissect Oprah’s interview as... Read more »

Lance and Oprah part one; candid but not truthful

Lance and Oprah part one; candid but not truthful
UPDATE: Commentary on Oprah interview part two and what’s next for Lance Armstrong. Like thousands of others, I sat glued to the television last night for part one of Oprah Winfrey’s interview of Lance Armstrong. Before committing my commentary to print, I decided to get a good night’s rest and avoid reading a single word... Read more »
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It's not about the bike - it's only about Lance Armstrong

It's not about the bike - it's only about Lance Armstrong
Believe it or not, I’m growing tired of the whole Lance Armstrong confession story. I started writing about Lance nearly a year ago when I was concerned that all cyclists would be judged harshly because of the bad behavior of America’s most famous cyclist.  Continually defending bicycling is, unfortunately, a big part of being a... Read more »

Lance Armstrong's path to redemption starts with Oprah

Lance Armstrong's path to redemption starts with Oprah
UPDATE: Commentary on part one of Oprah’s interview of Lance Armstrong here. Oprah Winfrey’s two and a half hour interview with Lance Armstrong wrapped up yesterday.  The cycling world must now wait until 9pm EST Thursday to hear just how full a confession Lance was willing to offer. “I didn’t get all the questions asked,... Read more »

Lance Armstrong to Confess All to Oprah?

Lance Armstrong to Confess All to Oprah?
UPDATE: Latest details of Oprah interview appears here.  So much for whole, honest, and freely given.  Forget about contrition.  Don’t hold your breath for a tell-all that shines a spotlight on corruption in pro cycling. It’s not about the bike.  It’s not about the individuals whose reputations were impugned for challenging the official narrative.  It’s... Read more »
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Will It Really Matter If Lance Armstrong Confesses?

Will It Really Matter If Lance Armstrong Confesses?
The buzz from late Friday throughout this past weekend was a story originating in the New York Times about a possible confession from Lance Armstrong. All the cycling news sites picked it up.  It even appeared on our local TV evening newscasts.  Was this a trial balloon to see how the public might respond to... Read more »

Last Chance for Lance Armstrong: Confront Accusers or Confess

Last Chance for Lance Armstrong: Confront Accusers or Confess
Lance Armstrong still has time to prove that he is a champion. On December 6, 2012, the UCI sent the disgraced cyclist formal notification that he had 21 days to appeal the governing body’s action invalidating his racing wins dating back to July 1998.  This is a cycling fan’s open letter to the former 7-time... Read more »

Last Chance for Lance: Confront Accusers or Confess

Last Chance for Lance: Confront Accusers or Confess
Lance Armstrong still has time to prove that he is a champion. On December 6, 2012, the UCI sent the disgraced cyclist formal notification that he had 21 days to appeal the governing body’s action invalidating his racing wins dating back to July 1998.  This is a cycling fan’s open letter to the former 7-time... Read more »
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Greg Lemond Wants to Take Over International Cycling?

Greg Lemond Wants to Take Over International Cycling?
Legendary US cyclist and three-time Tour de France winner Greg Lemond has joined the newly formed group Change Cycling Now and is ready to take back cycling. Or maybe they want to take cycling back.  The “from whom” and “to where” part is a little fuzzy right now.  More about that later… CCN’s “charter of... Read more »