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Originally posted 08/05/2010 09:10AM
Lance Armstrong is back in hot water.
Despite being cleared of doping charges back in 2006, Armstrong, 38, is being investigated again for systematic doping.
In May, former teammate Floyd Landis (who admitted to doping himself and received a two-year ban from the sport) accused Armstrong and other cyclists of using performance-enhancing drugs. He claimed that the sport's biggest star also encouraged the practice among teammates.
Originally posted 07/27/2009 03:35PM
Not everybody is impressed with Lance Armstrong's cycling comeback.
The 37-year-old seven-time Tour de France winner raced to a respectable third-place finish in the grueling event this year, but when he went to get his trophy Sunday, son Maxwell slept through the ceremony.
Of course, Max is not yet 2 months old.
Born June 4, Max is the first child for Lance and girlfriend Anna Hansen. Armstrong is also dad to 9-year-old Luke and 7-year-old twins Isabelle and Grace with ex-wife Kristin Richard. All four children were on hand to witness the ceremony, each wearing a splash of yellow – including Max, who sported shoes in the signature hue of a Tour de France winner.
Originally posted 07/04/2009 02:00PM
Recovering from a broken collarbone, Lance Armstrong briefly surged into the lead on Saturday, the first day of the legendary cyclist's comeback on the Tour de France. "Stage One done," the 37-year-old, seven-time Tour champion Tweeted after finishing the first stage time trials. "Started conservative and we tried to come home strong."
The new dad started 18th out of 180 riders, with all eyes on him to see if he still has what it takes to dominate the grueling race. On a hot, muggy day, he sped his new Trek TT bike through 9.6 miles of winding hills and roads in Monaco in 20 minutes, 13 seconds, for a while the best time of the day. Other riders later clocked better times, but Armstrong seemed pleased with his effort. "I was a little all over the place," he blogged. "It was up, flat, it was down, it was a technical course. But I think, overall, I felt good."
Originally posted 06/05/2009 01:50AM
Time to get a child seat for that racing bike.
Lance Armstrong and girlfriend Anna Hansen welcomed a 7 lb., 5 oz, 20-inch-long baby boy named Max, the pro cyclist announced on his Twitter page Thursday night – or, rather, the little guy announced it himself.
"Wassup, world? My name is Max Armstrong and I just arrived. My Mommy is healthy and so am I!" says the post, which includes a photo of the baby in a cap and sticking his tongue out.
Originally posted 05/08/2009 02:45PM
Lance Armstrong is finally revealing why his engagement to musician Sheryl Crow ended three years ago.
In Lance, a book due out in July, Armstrong tells author John Wilcockson the decision to have children became an issue in their relationship.
"She wanted marriage, she wanted children; and not that I didn't want that, but I didn't want that at that time because I had just gotten out of a marriage, I'd just had kids," he says. "Yet, we're up against her biological clock – that pressure is what cracked it."
The Tour de France champ says he and Crow underwent counseling to address their problems but it didn't work. "We were at different points in our lives. We were not compatible on that issue."
Originally posted 03/26/2009 07:55PM
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A subdued Lance Armstrong sat in front of an X-ray image of his shattered collarbone, which is being held together by a metal plate and 12 screws, and wondered aloud about his uncertain future.
"In almost 20 years of pro cycling I've very rarely had crashes," he says in a video message on www.livestrong.com. "I've been very lucky and very blessed when it comes to that. For this to happen now is a new experience for me."
The seven-time Tour de France champ, 37, who came out of retirement in July, smashed his clavicle Monday in a pileup with other rides during a race in Spain. The injury creates a big hurdle in his bid to win an eighth Tour de France.
Originally posted 03/26/2009 07:55AM
Lance Armstrong has to do one of those rare things he's never been successful at: Taking it slow.
Recovering in Austin, Texas, after a five-inch stainless-steel plate and 12 screws were inserted in his collarbone, Armstrong, 37, will be up and at 'em in a week, his doctor says.
"Our goal was to stabilize his fracture as quickly as possible, but in a safe fashion, and then allow Lance to do the things he does best," Dr. Douglas Elenz says.
Originally posted 03/24/2009 11:30AM
Broken collarbone or no, Lance Armstrong will compete in the coming Tour de France, his longtime coach said Tuesday.
"This doesn't change anything for the Tour de France," ASTANA team manager Johan Bruyneel told reporters in Palencia, Spain.
He added that Armstrong's broken collarbone might not even prevent him from returning to ride the Giro d'Italia, which begins May 9.
Originally posted 03/23/2009 01:20PM
Lance Armstrong's first professional race on European soil since winning his last Tour de France has proved tougher than anyone expected – the cyclist broke his collarbone in Spain Monday after crashing during the first stage of a five-day race.
Armstrong, who was caught in a pile-up about 12.5 miles form the stage's finish in La Vuelta de Castilla y Leon, appeared to be in considerable pain as he was helped into an ambulance headed to the Rio Carrion hospital in Palencia, the Associated Press reports.
Doctors are determining whether Armstrong will need surgery, according to race spokesman Jacinto Vidarte. The injury could prevent the champ from racing competitively for four weeks.
Originally posted 03/10/2009 11:15AM
Lance Armstrong is back in Paris, the city he hopes to conquer – again – this July. The seven-time Tour de France winner, who is seeking an unprecedented comeback, has his sights set on taking an eighth title when the famed bike race ends on the Champs-Élysees on July 26.
He arrived in the City of Light without fanfare – but with his girlfriend Anna Hansen, who is due to give birth to the couple's child in June.
Following warm-up races in Australia and California, Armstrong looking fit and lean, is onto the next stage of getting ready for the Tour. He'll compete in a one-day Milan-San Remo race in two weeks and the grueling Giro d'Italia in May, which will determine whether he feels he can compete in this year's Tour de France.
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