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  1. Endurance sports -- Carmen Small's road to Paris is marked by cha...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Carmen Small's journey toward La Course by Le Tour de France has taken her from a home affected by addiction to a job as a math teacher to being a caretaker for her two nieces, with her athletic obsessions competing for time all along, writes Bonnie D. Ford.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  2. Andrew Talansky faces for Tour de France expectations

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The photographs taken immediately after the finish of the Criterium du Dauphine in the French Alps don't betray whether Andrew Talansky is agonized or ecstatic. His face is reddened and contorted in a way that could be a grimace or a joyous release. ...

    Story | Conversation | July 04, 2014
  3. 2013 Tour de France -- Tejay van Garderen balancing expectations ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Tejay van Garderen has learned to balance the weight of expectation that comes with newfound success in cycling. Now, with a newborn daughter and a major stage race win on his resume, the American has a new perspective heading into this year's Tour de France.

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2013
  4. Tour of California -- Tejay van Garderen wins, but what now for T...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Tejay van Garderen's win at the Tour of California says a lot about the "Next Big American Stage Racer" label he's been wearing for quite some time. It also creates quite the dilemma for his BMC team heading into the Tour de France.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2013
  5. Ex-USADA chief Terry Madden affirms 'gift' solicitation of Lance ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Former U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Terry Madden confirmed Saturday that "one of Lance Armstrong's closest representatives" contacted the agency in 2004 and offered to make a six-figure "gift" -- an offer that was immediately rejected, Madden said.

    Story | Conversation | January 19, 2013
  6. Lance Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey about doping his t...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    By force of lifetime habit, Lance Armstrong is still trying to shape his own narrative, Bonnie D. Ford writes.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2013
  7. Lance Armstrong still part of ongoing USPS investigation

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Lance Armstrong's legal woes are far from over on several fronts, including an ongoing investigation by the U.S. Postal Service, the longtime title sponsor for his cycling teams and once inextricably linked to his racing success.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2012
  8. 2013 Tour de France: Uncertain road ahead as iconic race turns 10...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    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.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2012
  9. UCI upholds USADA's ruling against Lance Armstrong, but it can't ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The UCI upheld the sanctions imposed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, stripping Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles, but the organization cannot escape blame for its role in the scandal.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2012
  10. Ford: Book by former Lance Armstrong teammate and friend by turns...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    In "The Secret Race," over and over, Tyler Hamilton's message comes through: Doping hid in plain sight during the Lance Armstrong era. Cheating occurred on such a massive scale, in such mundane packaging, that it receded into the landscape and became almost invisible.

    Story | Conversation | August 31, 2012
  11. Lance Armstrong's decision not to fight USADA charges marks surpr...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The world is altered this morning, even if the record books don't reflect that quite yet. Lance Armstrong has abandoned. Essentially entered a plea of nolo contendere. Wheeled over to the side of the road, dismounted, and disappeared into the broo...

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2012
  12. Floyd Landis will avoid jail if donors get reimbursed

    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.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2012
  13. Court dismissal puts Armstrong in unfamiliar territory as future ...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Lance Armstrong's virtual day in court was unlike most days he experienced during his seven-year championship reign in Tour de France.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2012
  14. World triathlon rule remains, suspends Lance Armstrong from sanct...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    The World Triathlon Corporation's board of directors has decided to leave in place a rule that suspends Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong from participating in Ironman events.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2012
  15. USADA's actions on Lance Armstrong start series of events that co...

    Bonnie D. Ford

    Four months after federal officials dropped a nearly 2-year-old investigation of seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is aggressively pursuing a case against him. Armstrong, his longtime team director Johan Br...

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2012
  16. Floyd Landis' fund being investigated by federal authorities

    Bonnie D. Ford

    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.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2012