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Lance Armstrong report: USADA explains how Tour star never tested positive for doping
It’s been Armstrong’s go-to defence for years.
In pictures: Lance Armstrong's life in the saddle
The day of reckoning has arrived at last for the former peloton leader.
The Lance Armstrong report is due this week... what will be in it?
USADA is expected to include detailed evidence — including witness names and specific allegations.
Vinokourov calls time on career after gold run in London
Despite his successes, Vinokourov will also be remembered for serving a two-year suspension for blood doping in 2007.
'I deeply regret it' -- Jonathan Vaughters admits to doping during cycling career
The Garmin team boss said doping occurs because an athlete can only reach 98% of his dream through natural talent.
Nicolas Roche: 'I'm not a bold guy because I'm going to a team where the leader has been banned'
He’ll ride for leader Alberto Contador and manager Bjarne Riis.
Nothing can top this, says Wiggins after gold run
The Tour de France champion got ‘blind drunk’ in London last night after his gold medal run in the cycling time trial.
Bring it on: Wiggins confident ahead of time trial
‘This is going be a piece of piss now compared to [the Tour]. It’s just an hour and not three weeks.’
Family of Tour champ Wiggins hoping victory puts spotlight on father's mysterious death
The rider’s father was found dead on the street four years ago.
Next stop London: Wiggins targeting Olympic gold after Tour triumph
Many expect Wiggins to now be the man to light the Olympic flame at Friday’s opening ceremony.
Sky won't stop Cavendish switching teams
Sky chief Dave Brailsford says the team will continue to concentrate on GC, meaning the best sprinter in the world may want out.
The Morning Score: Monday
Here’s everything you need to know this morning, unless your name is Adam Scott.
Tour de France: Wiggins wins 19th stage, next stop Paris
Bradley Wiggins will be crowned Britain’s first Tour de France champion on the Champs Elysee tomorrow.
Tour de France: Frank Schleck confirms B sample also positive
“The result of the counter test was positive but for me nothing changes: I just know that I did nothing wrong!” the star rider wrote this evening.
Sprint Finish: Mark Cavendish holds off charging Nicolas Roche to win Stage 18
The British rider backed himself to beat his Irish counterpart in the closing stages while Bradley Wiggins still leads.
Tour de France: Gilbert's strange incident of the dog in the road
The BMC rider was among several riders brought down in a spill at the 120 km mark of the 226 km long race from Blagnac to Brive-la-Gaillarde.
Sprint Finish: Valverde wins Stage 17 as Froome slows for yellow jersey Wiggins
The 32-year-old from Spain stayed ahead of the chasing pack to capture a coveted stage victory.
'I swear on my mother's head': Andy backs Frank
The Schleck brothers are united in their belief that Frank has been sabotaged somehow.
Sprint Finish: Voeckler wins 16th stage, Wiggins still in yellow
It was a tough shift in the Pyrenees but a good day at the office for the Irish.
It wasn't me: Frank Schleck claims innocence after doping shock
Tour de France restarts this morning without one of its biggest names after the latest banned substance controversy.
Mandela to be feted at Tour de France
The former South Africa president is 94 years old this week.
Update: Schleck quits Tour after positive finding: team
Schleck, who finished third in 2011, was racing with the RadioShack team in the Tour de France.
Tour de France: Rest day a chance to pause before Pyrenees
“A little bit of a lie-in, a couple miles out on the bike to keep the momentum going, a bite to eat, massage, media, a meal, sleep. That’s pretty much it really.” Then the fun starts.
Evans resigned as Sky close in on yellow dream
“Sky have just shown their strength, they’ve really all come on firing. They have eight riders here and seven of them riding on the front have been incredible.”
Sabotage: Tour peloton hit by nail-throwers
Organisers have lodged a complaint with French police after dozens of riders had their tyres punctured today.
Sprint finish: Sanchez races clear to avoid drawing pin drama and puncture mayhem
French television has reported that pins were scattered across the final descent, leading to major disruptions.
It's Sunday, so here's 15 of our favourite pictures from the past 7 days
See how the week developed…
Sprint finish: Millar captures Stage 12 but Team Sky ensure Wiggins stays top
The British cyclist found energy reserves to win a sprint finish after a stunning breakaway from a five-man pack
The Morning Score: Friday
The weekend is almost upon us.
Sprint Finish: Rolland wins 11th stage, Wiggins drops Evans
Wiggins extended his lead in the General Classification while Irish hope drops to 13th overall after a tough day at the office.
Tour de France 2012: Baby duties and Olympic hopes end Cancellara's tour early
Does that mean Dan Martin moves up a spot?
Tour de France: Nibali hits out at race leader Wiggins
“Sometimes turning around and looking into your face is an insult,” said the Italian.
The Morning Score: Thursday
Here’s everything you need to know this morning.
Rivals must attack Wiggins, says Van den Broeck
The Belgian rider snatched 32 seconds off Tour de France leader Bradley Wiggins yesterday. And wants more today.
Lance Armstrong legal team re-file lawsuit
The retired seven-time Tour de France champion is alleged to have been part of a major doping conspiracy. But he’s fighting it all the way.
Sprint finish: Voeckler takes 10th stage
The Frenchman gains the polka dot jersey while Britain’s Bradley Wiggins holds onto yellow after today’s race into the Alps.
Di Gregorio remains in custody as another man released after Tour de France raid
The 26-year-old Cofidis rider was arrested following a police probe at his team’s hotel in Bourg-en-Bresse yesterday.
Back to work: Sky rivals lining up to attack Wiggins and co
“We’re in a dream scenario at the moment almost two minutes ahead, which is something we’d never really hoped for or imagined having. But we’re taking it one day at a time.”
Cofidis suspend rider over doping suspicions
French police raided the cycling team hotel at Bourg-en-Bresse in eastern France this morning in an alleged anti-doping probe.
Armstrong team stumbles as it takes USADA to court
An American federal judge said the former Tour de France champion’s lawsuit seemed more intended to whip up public opinion in Armstrong’s favor than focus on legal arguments.