Famed cyclist Lance Armstrong faces the prospect of losing seven Tour de France titles and his fabled championship legacy after he ended his fight against charges of illegal doping.
A federal judge on Monday dismissed the latest lawsuit filed by champion cyclist Lance Armstrong aimed at halting the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency's case against him.
Champion cyclist Lance Armstrong refiled a lawsuit Tuesday against the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in a bid to halt a doping case against him.
Two doctors and a trainer associated with Lance Armstrong's former U.S. Postal Service team were suspended for life Tuesday by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency.
New allegations by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency could spell trouble for Armstrong, a seven-time Tour de France champion.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said Friday that it has filed doping charges against champion cyclist Lance Armstrong.
They are always the last to understand.
Champion bicyclist Lance Armstrong said Wednesday the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency intends to "dredge up discredited" doping allegations against him in a bid to strip him of his seven Tour de France victories.
Justice Department prosecutors said Friday that they are closing a criminal investigation of champion cyclist Lance Armstrong without filing charges that he used performance-enhancing drugs.
In his doping confessional to CBS's 60 Minutes, Tyler Hamilton not only tells of witnessing teammate Lance Armstrong's use of the banned blood-boosting agent EPO when they rode together on the U.S. Postal Service team from 1995 to 2001, but he also delivers a blow to Armstrong's longtime defense against such allegations: "Never a failed test," Armstrong tweeted in response to Hamilton's remarks. "I rest my case."
During a 2005 appearance on CNN's Larry King Live, Lance Armstrong denies ever taking performance-enhancing substances.
Cycling champion Lance Armstrong gives advice to cancer patients and discusses Tiger Woods and Andre Agassi.
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Fellow cyclists accuse the star of systematic doping
In a series of recent e-mails to cycling officials and sponsors, Floyd Landis accused 17 other riders -- most notably seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong -- of doping or complicity in doping. All of the accused parties either declined to address or denied outright Landis's allegations.
This story appears in the May 31, 2010, issue of Sports Illustrated.
Cyclist Lance Armstrong responds to allegations of doping leveled by Floyd Landis.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- One of the most egregious televised sports interruptions since the Jets and Raiders gave way to a pigtailed Swiss girl four decades ago, occurred on Tuesday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Buck up, Lance Armstrong fans. Maybe your hero was sandbagging. Maybe the seven-time Tour de France winner was trying to lull his rivals into a false sense of security as he ticked off his woes at last Friday's introductory press conference for the eight-day Amgen Tour of California, which starts Sunday.
There may have been more gifted athletes to ply their craft over the last 10 years, but none has been more interesting than Lance Armstrong, whose narrative is enriched, rather than impoverished, by the fact that he has been so many things to so many people: winner, hero, survivor, gladiator against cancer, comeback specialist; Lothario, heel, lightning rod for suspicion.
Hundreds of people answer Lance Armstrong's Twitter invite for an impromptu bike ride in Scotland.
Cycling great Lance Armstrong is in a war of words with Tour de France winner Alberto Contador. CNN's Josh Levs reports.
Two-month-old Max Armstrong snoozes through Tour de France trophy ceremony
LE GRAND BORNAND, France -- Worst kept secret at this Tour de France: Astana general manager Johan Bruyneel will announce tomorrow that he intends to start a new team next year, backed by American sponsorship and led by Lance Armstrong.
SAINT MAURICE, France -- Okay, people, you've had a couple days to come to terms with the cycling's New World Order. How's the grieving process going? Coping okay? Did we have a bit of a sulk on Sunday? For a lot of yellow-braceleted faithful, that day marked the death of illusions and wishful thinking; the moment Alberto Contador ("Contador le Matador" as L'Equipe dubbed him) rode into yellow. And he did in a voracious, merciless, effortless style that: 1) evoked a young Lance Armstrong; and 2) suggested very strongly that he'll be sporting the maillot jaune all the way to Paris.
Aging athletes stay competitive despite losing some of their vigor. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
Astana cyclist Levi Leipheimer talks to CNN about his chances of winning Tour de France before he crashes out.
Well, that was a trifle anticlimactic, no?
Recall, if you will, Bernard Hinault's terse message to Lance Armstrong five years ago, after the Texan drained much of the suspense from the 2004 Tour de France by winning his third straight alpine stage. "No gifts," declaimed the Badger. Implicit in those words: a pro bike race is a knife fight, not a bridal shower. There is no place in it for charity or sentimentality or mercy. No gifts. Lance-o-philes loved it so much they put it on a T-shirt.
"Overall I'm happy with my ride," says the cyclist after finishing the first stage of the grueling race
Two weeks before the start of the 96th Tour de France, 1,870 days after his last pro victory, Lance Armstrong soloed to first place in the Nevada City (Cal.) Classic, a brief but brutal 40-lap circuit in the Sierra Nevada foothills. Asked afterward about the upcoming Tour, which starts Saturday in Monaco, the Texan poor-mouthed his own chances, pointing to Astana teammates Alberto Contador and Levi Leipheimer as clear favorites. After those two, he went on, "they got an old man like me to come around and pick up the pieces."
Yeah, yeah, I know: Roger Federer made a compelling case for himself as the best men's tennis player ever on Sunday. And the Detroit Red Wings wrested back momentum from the Pittsburgh Penguins in a tasty Stanley Cup final, a classic clash of youth and experience, Sidney Crosby (22) and Nicklas Lidstrom (39).
CNN.com's Paul Gittings talks to Team Columbia Chief Bob Stapleton about Lance Armstrong and sprint sensation Mark Cavendish.
"She wanted marriage ... children," the cyclist says. "That pressure cracked it"
What was supposed to be a Tour de France warm-up became a nightmare for Lance Armstrong. Al Goodman reports.
Lance Armstrong was cleared Friday to ride in this year's Tour de France, health permitting, after the French anti-doping agency confirmed it would not be launching disciplinary procedures against the seven-time champion.
The French anti-doping agency (AFLD) accuses Lance Armstrong of breaking its rules during an unannounced test last month.
"We don't know how my recovery will go," says the cyclist, who broke his collarbone
Cyclist Lance Armstrong said Thursday the surgery to repair his broken collarbone proved to be more complex than doctors originally anticipated and that he will take his recovery "day by day."
Injured cyclist Lance Armstrong updates his Twitter followers on his collarbone surgery. CNN's Abbi Tatton reports.
The cycling champ will on the road to full recovery soon, says his surgeon
The surgeon who operated Wednesday on cyclist Lance Armstrong after he fractured his collarbone declared the procedure a success, but one that will require two to three months of healing.
Broken collarbone won't keep the champ from either French or Italian races
The champion cyclist crashes when he's caught in a pile-up of riders
You knew it was bad, you knew Lance Armstrong was seriously down in the dumps when he failed to Tweet for almost an entire day.
The seven-time Tour de France champ is in Europe to participate in several races
Tony from L.A. was badly outnumbered. A rotund bloke in a cycling jersey that fit him like a sausage casing, he was leaning over the asphalt in front of the Rabobank bus near the start of Stage 4 of the Tour of California. In orange chalk, he was spelling out the names of the Rabo riders such as Robert Gesink, Oscar Freire and Peter Weening.
Just because he's lean and ripped and far more fit than he's ever been at this time of year, Lance Armstrong won't necessarily regain the form that won him seven Tours de France. Just because those questions about his past have faded from the foreground, they haven't necessarily gone away. And while none of them care to be quoted, there are plenty of cycling people who wish he'd leave and not come back. He is a magnet for attention that might otherwise redound to more deserving riders -- guys like his Astana teammate Levi Leipheimer, who on Sunday clinched his third straight victory in the Amgen Tour of California, but whose next mention in this story is more than a thousand words away. But give Armstrong this: Three-and-a-half years after his retirement, two races into his comeback, he has plunged an IV full of Red Bull into the arm of a sport sorely in need of a pick-me-up. By his mere presence in the peloton, the 37-year-old Texan makes pro cycling an infinitely more interesting
A one-of-a-kind bicycle belonging to Lance Armstrong that was stolen Saturday, hours after the U.S. cycling legend rode it in a race, has been handed over to authorities, police said Wednesday.
A one-of-a-kind bicycle belonging to U.S. cycling legend Lance Armstrong was stolen from a team truck in California just hours after he rode it Saturday on the first day of a nine-day race.
Hours after meeting cycling champion and cancer survivor Lance Armstrong, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced his government would devote about $3.8 million in new funding to cancer research.
"Our families are ecstatic and grateful," the cycling champ tells PEOPLE of the baby due in June
Cycling legend Lance Armstrong -- a survivor of testicular cancer -- and girlfriend Anna Hansen are expecting a baby, CNN learned on Tuesday through his charitable organization.
It could be truth or dare time on Lance Armstrong's comeback trail
Lance Armstrong talks about why he's coming out of retirement to try for an eighth Tour de France win.
After getting support from his ex-wife, he urges their kids not to leak the news
Cycling superstar Lance Armstrong stunned the sports world September 9 when he announced that he would come out of a three-year retirement to attempt to win the Tour de France for a record eighth time.
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong will join Team Astana for his return to competitive cycling
The athlete is making his professional comeback in conjunction with an effort to raise cancer awareness
Lance Armstrong confirms to Dr. Sanjay Gupta that he'll race in this year's Tour de France to raise cancer awareness.
Grim news for gossip rags everywhere: Lance Armstrong confirmed Tuesday that he is, in fact, coming out of retirement. The immediate result, of course -- aside from a defibrillation of interest in cycling in this country -- will be a marked reduction in late-night sightings of the Lone Star State's most prolific Lothario with celebrity blondes of various vintages on his arm. If Lance is going to take the start at the Amgen Tour of California on Valentine's Day, 2009 -- the first of five stages races he's reportedly eyeballing, culminating with the Tour de France next July -- he'll need to maybe be dial down the night life a bit.
Cyclist Lance Armstrong confirmed Tuesday that he will be returning to road racing and will shoot for an eighth win at the Tour de France.
Lance Armstrong is getting back on his bike, determined to win an eighth Tour de France
The cyclist says training sapped his libido – not that the ladies complained
"There might come a time when you feel like you need to step into public office," he says
While Lance Armstrong chased his record-setting Tour de France winning streak, a number of American businesses rode victoriously along. For Trek Travel in Madison, Wisc., the mid-'00s were boom times: 500 travelers each year booked $5,000 trips to see Lance in action, giving the two-year-old company $2.5 million in revenue a year from the Tour de France alone.
Armstrong is mum when grilled about his budding romance with Hudson
She giggles through a barrage of questions from Barbara Walters
The cycling champ and the actress hit the town together in Texas
Lance Armstrong once again took to the streets – this time along a 26.2-mile route through all five boroughs of New York, for the city's 38th annual Marathon on Sunday.
Lance Armstrong and Ashley Olsen appear to be getting friendly: The unlikely twosome have met up at least twice this week while the former Tour de France champ is in town for the New York Marathon, sources tell PEOPLE.
Ashley Olsen, 21, and Lance Armstrong, 36, were spotted hanging out together at the Gramercy Hotel's Rose Bar in New York, both the New York Post and New York's Daily News are reporting, citing "spies." There was no immediate comment from their reps. Stay tuned!
Already battered by doping allegations, cycling stands to absorb another big blow next week with the publication of the latest book by Irish investigative journalist David Walsh. Two weeks before the start of the 2007 Tour de France, Random House will release From Lance To Landis, a follow-up of Walsh's 2004 book L.A. Confidentiel: Les Secrets de Lance Armstrong, which contained allegations that the seven-time Tour winner doped, but was never published in English. This latest book will be widely released in the U.S., and could further undermine Armstrong's contention that he was a clean champion.
Yellow has a mixed history in the Tour de France. The overall leader and eventual winner of the grueling, three-week-long, 2,700-mile bike race wears a yellow jersey. Yellow also signifies a semina...
Yellow has a mixed history in the Tour de France.
Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong has agreed to endorse a brand of mutual funds, according to a report published Monday.
This Sunday, a number of sports fans tuned in to watch the Tour de France for the first time, just to see American Lance Armstrong win the grueling race for an unprecedented seventh straight year.
Winston Churchill, who once referred to Russia as "a riddle wrapped up in a mystery inside an enigma," would appreciate Lance Armstrong.