The International Cycling Union stripped Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France wins, making the winner of those races…nobody. Bill Littlefield looks at the recent history of rewriting the sports history books.
This week Nike, Anheuser-Busch, Trek, and RadioShack were among the pack of advertisers pulling away from former cyclist Lance Armstrong. Bill speaks with Michael McCarthy, who covers sports business for Sports Biz USA and Advertising Age.
This week, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a report detailing testimony and scientific evidence of Lance Armstrong’s involvement in a doping scheme during his years as a professional cyclist. ESPN’s Bonnie D. Ford talks with Bill about the contents of the USADA report.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency released a 1,000-page report detailing the evidence used to ban Lance Armstrong from competition for life. Bill Littlefield suggests a way to reconcile what the report says with Armstrong’s other accomplishments.
Kenosha, Wisconsin is home to the country’s oldest operational velodrome, which attracts people from around the country–and the world–to track cycling races. Mitch Teich explores the competitive culture of the Washington Park Velodrome.
Tyler Hamilton’s new book details his life in the world of professional cycling and the pressures to use performance-enhancing drugs in order to win on the global stage. Bill Littlefield spoke with Hamilton and his co-author Daniel Coyne about ‘The Secret Race.’
The London Olympics will take a dirty turn when the BMX competition kicks off with bikes, speed, jumps and plenty of dirt. Susan Valot reports on how BMX has changed since it debuted as an Olympic sport in Beijing in 2008.
For most people on this side of the Atlantic, Tour de France news is limited to two themes: who’s winning and who’s suspected of cheating. As he tells Bill Littlefield, writer/historian Hampton Sides got a lot more out of his experience at last year’s race.
Six amateur women are currently riding the entire route of the 2012 Tour de France and will reach the Champs-Elysees one day ahead of the official racers. Bill Littlefield speaks with Kate Powlison about why she’s tackling nearly 2173 long and hilly miles.
As the Tour De France winds its way through that country, anti-doping officials in the U.S. are focusing their spotlight on seven-time champion Lance Armstrong. Bill Littlefield comments.