Tag Archives: Lance Armstrong

Team Sky zero tolerance policy or how not to address reality

Team Sky has never had an active zero tolerance policy, Team Sky has always had a zero tolerance policy on doping. Team Sky would like you to know from their statement that “Team Sky has had a clear position on … Continue reading

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In defence of Paul Kimmage

“Our freedom of speech is freedom or death We got to fight the powers that be” – Chuck D Paul Kimmage is an exemplary journalist. A cantankerous goat he may be at times, but he is an incredible journalist with an … Continue reading

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Lance Armstrong and the death of a romantic dream

(Photo by Tom Raftery, used under Attribution-Share Alike Creative Commons) I watched Lance Armstrong’s first Tour de France victory through a blinding haze of alcohol, in the blazing heat of a summer of celebration in France. I was teaching English … Continue reading

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Analysing the Sports Illustrated Case Against Lance Armstrong

It’s been much anticipated as the article to illuminate the key themes of the third act of the life of Lance Armstrong. As the crescendo builds and the fat lady draws a deep breath, I’m going to pick out what … Continue reading

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Did no one tell Team Radioshack about the 2011 kit rules?

Whispering Pines on Wheels, AKA Team Lance, AKA The Shack, AKA Grave Avoiders CC, AKA The Rolling Bones. Team Radioshack, previously owners of one of 2010’s ugliest kits, now owners of a refreshed, newly-curated kit for 2011. Looks like they … Continue reading

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Trek get driven for Team Leopard-Trek

In the last decade, Trek have been pretty good at backing Tour de France winners. The likelihood is that the three million euro they’ve put on the name Andy/Frank Schleck and Team Leopard-Trek will ensure that they continue to do … Continue reading

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If the cobbles are in France why did Armstrong go to Belgium?

It’s probably not even worthy of footnote status in the story of the Tour de France 2010 but the question of cobbles has been bothering me through the last week or so. Lance Armstrong made a big point of riding … Continue reading

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The 2010 Professional “shit kit” competition is on

Opening entries are from Team Radioshack and Omega Pharma Lotto. Hitting it hard for the first batter up to the plate (baseball metaphor? WTF?) “The Shack” are putting it into the bleachers with this number. Where to begin? The arbitrary … Continue reading

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Team Sky riders? Your guess as good as mine

It’s the time of year when I spend a week or two raising an eyebrow at the shuffling of riders around the teams. Until you see a signature on a piece of paper, it’s barely worth believing the vast majority … Continue reading

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Chris Horner: the ‘redneck’ can write

One of the joys of the internet age is that publishing is so swift and global that I can read stuff from news sources that I might never have known about. For example, The Oregonian is unlikely to be on … Continue reading

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