There is no sport with a bigger credibility fight on its hands than cycling, and no event where genuine romance coexists so uncomfortably with hideous reality than the Tour de France, writes Bonnie D. Ford.
Floyd Landis was arraigned Friday morning in U.S. District Court in San Diego on a single count of wire fraud related to fund-raising for his legal defense, but his case will be dismissed if he repays donors within three years.
Federal authorities in San Diego are investigating possible fraud charges against former professional cyclist Floyd Landis in relation to his legal defense fund, which closed its books almost five years ago.
The U.S. based RadioShack cycling team where Lance Armstrong rode until he retired earlier this season will combine its operations and roster with Luxembourg's Team Leopard-Trek in 2012, according to statements released Monday by both teams.
Lance Armstrong's former teammate, Tyler Hamilton, has told "60 Minutes" that he saw Armstrong take performance-enhancing drugs, including the banned blood-booster EPO, in 1999 to help prepare for and race in the Tour de France and other events.
At an age when many cyclists are still paying their dues, mastering their craft and avoiding public declarations that might be hard to live up to, Tejay Van Garderen's message to the cycling world is "bring it on."
An agreement between the UCI and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency that would have enabled USADA to conduct in-competition testing at the biggest bike race in the United States for the first time fell through in the last few days.