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Contador stripped of 2010 Tour de France Victory, Schleck given Tour win

Posted in Cycling, Performance Enhancing Drugs

Alberto Contador has been given a two year ban for positive test results according to worldwide reports . Disgraced former 2010 Tour de France champion Alberto Contador was on Tuesday braced to piece together his future as a professional cyclist a day after being handed a two-year doping ban.  Considered the most gifted racer of his generation, Contador was handed a two-year ban… Continue Reading

Lance Armstrong wins longest ride of his life: Federal Investigation Dropped

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Lance Armstrong will take a metaphorical ride down the Avenue des Champs-Élysées today in celebration of the end to a federal probe into his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs and a host of other charges.  The investigation into Lance is over, and there will be no charges period–case closed. U.S. Attorney André Birotte, Jr., said Armstrong and… Continue Reading

Alberto Contador addresses drug tribunal in Switerland

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Alberto Contador will have to wait until the new year to discover if he is to be stripped of his 2010 Tour de France win after giving evidence at the end of his four-day doping hearing, according to the BBC. The Spaniard tested positive for banned substance clenbuterol on the second rest day of last… Continue Reading

Floyd Landis given 12 month suspended sentence by French Court

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Floyd Landis received a 12 month suspended sentence from a French court for his involvement in attempting to steal documents from a French lab that investigates drug doping in athletes. NPR reports that Landis was convicted in absentia of the crime. The plan included using Trojan software to obtain documents in violation of French law…. Continue Reading

Lance Armstrong Attacks

Posted in Cycling, Performance Enhancing Drugs

Lance Armstrong has gone on the attack to salvage his reputation and to damage the credibility of the government’s investigation into his alleged use of performance enhancing drugs.   A court document was filed last week by Armstrong’s lawyers naming Jeff Novitzky, a Food and Drug Administration special agent, throughout. The document asks the court for a hearing to… Continue Reading

Why Lance Armstrong Will Never Be Convicted of a Crime

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Lance Armstrong will, I believe, never be convicted by a jury even if the US Attorney in California is successful in obtaining an indictment. Why? The answer lies in the statute of limitations for these alleged federal crimes.  A five year statute of limitations has run for virtually every crime that the US Attorney can allege against Armstrong with… Continue Reading