Tagged: Armstrong

All my posts that mention or include Lance Armstrong in some way.

Flashback to the 1999 Tour de France

The 1999 Tour de France was labelled ‘the Tour of Renewal’ in reaction to the Festina Affair the year before. The 1999 Tour was supposed to be a new start after that doping scandal, however, the Tour de France was about to embark on a fresh decade of doping controversy. 1993 World Champion Lance Armstrong was returning to the grandest stage of all after his...

Chris Horner – Do we believe in miracles?

Chris Horner – Do we believe in miracles?

Unless you somehow missed it, anyone remotely into cycling will have noticed the media storm surrounding Chris Horner’s win at the Vuelta Espana in September 2013. Now, nearly 6 months on, many of us are still at a loss as to how a 42 year old defied accepted wisdom and came through to win a Grand Tour. It’s the age that has most people filled...

Close Encounters – Crashes with Spectators in Pro Cycling

Close Encounters – Crashes with Spectators in Pro Cycling

It’s a huge plus point that at the pinnacle of our sport, all you have to do to be a spectator for the race is work out where and when riders will go past and then…just turn up. There’s no entry fee and the world’s top pros are all available, almost in touching distance for that split second as they all fly by. Sometimes however,...