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  • Lance Armstrong says the big lie would have continued

    Lance Armstrong says he would still be issuing strident denials if he hadn't been caught and then forced to admit to using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France. For more than a decade, the disgraced American cyclist Armstrong repeatedly denied he ever used banned drugs and bullied…

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  • Cannondale to sponsor Slipstream in 2015

    US bicycle manufacturer Cannondale will join forces with Slipstream Sports in 2015 and repace Garmin as the title sponsor of Slipstream's UCI ProTeam, the firms announced on Wednesday. American outfit Slipstream was seeking a title sponsor to replace Garmin, whose deal will expire at the end of…

    AFP
  • Van Garderen takes over lead with win in Stage 3

    MONARCH MOUNTAIN, Colo. (AP) -- Defending champion Tejay van Garderen took over the yellow jersey at the USA Pro Challenge on Wednesday with a thrilling win in Stage 3, holding off Rafal Majka at the finish.

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  • CAS rejects Kreuziger appeal to race in Vuelta

    Under suspicion for doping, Roman Kreuziger has been denied his request to start the three-week Spanish Vuelta on Saturday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said it dismissed an urgent appeal by the Czech Republic rider, who remains provisionally suspended by the International Cycling Union while…

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  • Ivan Basso rejoins Tinkoff-Saxo cycling team

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The Tinkoff-Saxo cycling team has signed two-time Giro d'Italia champion Ivan Basso.

    The Associated Press
  • UCI picks France to host 2015 track worlds

    AIGLE, Switzerland (AP) -- Cycling's governing body has awarded the 2015 Track World Championships to the new national velodrome in France.

    The Associated Press
  • Livestrong $50M gift biggest since Armstrong exit

    Lance Armstrong's former charity made the largest investment in its history Tuesday by giving $50 million to the University of Texas, marking the group's biggest splash since severing ties with the disgraced cyclist as it pushes to restore momentum and influence after a tumultuous two years. The…

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  • James Martin suspended 2 years for missing test

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- American cyclist James Martin has been suspended for two years by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for missing a test earlier this year.

    The Associated Press
  • Carpenter wins rainy 2nd stage of USA Pro Challenge

    Robin Carpenter won a mud marred stage two of the USA Pro Challenge, surviving several mountain challenges en route to the biggest victory of his young career. The 22-year-old American on Tuesday used a bold breakaway in the rain over the Kebler Pass to distance himself from the pack and then held…

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  • Carpenter wins rainy stage of USA Pro Challenge

    MOUNT CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. (AP) -- American Robin Carpenter won the 105-mile second stage of the USA Pro Challenge from Aspen to Mount Crested Butte on Tuesday after the race was interrupted by a downpour.

    The Associated Press