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Tag: Tour de France

Aug.
23rd

Lance Armstrong drops fight with USADA, issues statement. Agency to issue lifetime ban, strip icon of record 7 Tour de France titles, Olympic medal.

If you haven’t heard the news yet, Lance Armstrong dropped his protests against the USADA and will be banned for life and be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and 2000 Olympic bronze medal.

Via Twitter Armstrong referred to the USADA’s investigation as a “pitiful charade.” Here’s the statement Armstrong posted on LanceArmstrong.com tonight.:

AUSTIN, Texas – August 23rd, 2012 – There comes a point in every man’s life when he has to say, “Enough is enough.” For me, that time is now. I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage

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July
5th

Tour de France: Wenatchee’s Tyler Farrar tries to storm rival’s bus after third fall in as many days

From the Associated Press:

SAINT-QUENTIN, France (AP) — U.S. sprinter Tyler Farrar finished the fifth stage of the Tour de France bloodied and angry, and had to be pulled away from the rider he blamed for causing his third crash in as many days.

Before stunned onlookers, Farrar dropped his bicycle and stormed into the Argos-Shimano team bus of rival sprinter Tom Veelers, shouting “you don’t do that to someone.”

Argos Shimano riders pushed Farrar off their bus while staff from the American’s Garmin-Sharp team ran to pull him back inside their own bus, which

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